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A Glimpse of Vietnam & Laos 12 days

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Summary

Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Da Nang

If you’re mapping out an expedition to Southeast Asia, it’s highly recommended to include Vietnam and Laos in your travel plans. We present a 12-day exploration that focuses on the heritage sites of both Vietnam and Laos. As evident, these nations are progressing, yet their commitment to preserving their distinctive and time-honored cultures remains unwavering. A multitude of novel experiences awaits you. Your journey commences in Luang Prabang, renowned for its charm and natural wonders in Laos. Progressing northward into Vietnam, you’ll encounter the breathtaking Halong Bay and explore an ancient village in the central region, where architectural splendor and cultural significance have been diligently conserved. Concluding your adventure is made convenient, with the option to fly back to your home country directly from Danang’s international airport.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Upon your arrival in Luang Prabang, our dedicated guide will extend a warm welcome, facilitating your transfer to the hotel. Take a moment to rejuvenate in the comfort of your hotel room and enjoy some leisure time exploring the charm of the city at your own pace. Indulge in a restful overnight stay at your chosen hotel in Luang Prabang. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Arrive in Luang Prabang and prepare to immerse yourself in the city's wonders.
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang Half-day Tour - Kuang Si Waterfalls

Morning Engage in a unique Laotian tradition known as the "ceremony of alms giving" during the early hours. Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on the morning excursion. Explore the Royal Palace Museum, home to a diverse collection of captivating artifacts. Marvel at the architectural grandeur of Wat Xieng Thong, a masterpiece representing classical Laotian design. Pay a visit to Wat Aham, the "Monastery of the Opened Heart," dating back to the early 19th century, and Wat Visoun, a 16th-century temple transformed into a museum showcasing religious artifacts. Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Following a rejuvenating break, journey to Kuang Si Falls, offering a refreshing swimming experience on warmer days. Continue to Phousi Hill, ascending the 328 steps to the summit for an unrivaled panoramic view of the city. Night Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Luang Prabang night market, featuring a myriad of souvenirs such as clothing, textiles, ceramics, tea, and coffee. Retire for the night in the charming city of Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore the Royal Palace Museum and the renowned Wat Xieng Thong. Experience the natural beauty of Kuang Si Waterfalls and the panoramic vista from the top of Phousi Hill.
Day 3

Day 3: Pak Ou Caves - Whisky Village

Morning Begin your day with a delicious breakfast served at the hotel. Embark on a scenic boat journey upstream along the Mekong Delta, offering picturesque views of both riverbanks. Explore the renowned Pak Ou Caves, housing an impressive collection of over 4,000 Buddha statues, drawing the attention of numerous visitors. En route back to the hotel, visit Ban Xang Hai, known as the "Whiskey Village," recognized for its Lao Lao, a potent rice-based whiskey. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Continue your exploration with a visit to Ban Xang Khong, a well-known village celebrated for its wood papermaking and the production of Lao silk with natural dyes. Utilize your leisure time to explore the surrounding area or venture into the city independently. Night Delight in the local flavors by trying Laos beer or unwind at a local bar to gain insights into the city's nightlife. Unwind and spend the night in comfort at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Experience a boat journey to Pak Ou Caves, with a stop at the famous Whisky village, Ban Xang Hai. Conclude the day with a visit to Ban Xang Khong before returning to the hotel.
Day 4

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Free time

Morning & Afternoon Indulge in a delectable breakfast served at your hotel. Embrace a day of leisure, offering the freedom to explore additional temples within the city or indulge in some local market shopping. Night Conclude your stay in Luang Prabang with a memorable final night in this enchanting city. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Enjoy a relaxed and leisurely final day in Luang Prabang.
Day 5

Day 5: Luang Prabang - Flight to Hanoi

Start your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. Be transported to the airport for your scheduled flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our team will warmly welcome you, providing seamless transportation to your chosen accommodation. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at a well-appointed hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: - Utilize some free time before your departure flight to Hanoi.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. You will be transported to Halong Bay via car, shuttle bus, or minivan, where a captivating cruise experience awaits. Embark on a beautiful cruise and savor a delicious lunch onboard. Afternoon Take in the breathtaking scenery of the crystal-clear waters that surround Halong Bay. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the sunset. Night Delight in a dinner featuring either Western or Vietnamese cuisine, served to you onboard the cruise. Enjoy the evening with various entertainment activities during your night on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Cruise on Halong Bay Activities: Participate in Halong Bay cruise activities such as kayaking and swimming.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Hoi An

Morning Begin your day with the rising sun and indulge in a light breakfast featuring tea, coffee, and pastries. Consider participating in an optional Taichi class on the sundeck for a rejuvenating start to the day. Capture captivating moments amid magnificent lagoons and caves as the cruise gracefully navigates through the scenic surroundings. Relish a delectable lunch before the cruise approaches the port. Afternoon Return to Hanoi and be seamlessly transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome and be escorted to Hoi An. Check in at a charming hotel and enjoy some leisure time at your own pace. Night Opt for hotel services to order food or explore the delightful culinary offerings of Hoi An independently. Experience a restful overnight stay in the enchanting town of Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Explore the renowned cave on Halong Bay and return to Hanoi. Take a flight to the vibrant city of Danang.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

Morning Delight in a delightful breakfast served at your hotel before embarking on a guided tour. Journey to the ancient Champa Kingdom and explore the captivating My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site adorned with ancient ruins. Discover the unique architecture of Champa temples while delving into the rich history of this sanctuary. Following lunch, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel. Afternoon Unwind at your hotel or opt for a biking adventure to explore the charm of Hoian Ancient Town. Stroll through the town, visiting renowned landmarks. Night Immerse yourself in the enchanting evening ambiance of Hoi An, illuminated by the glow of beautiful lanterns. Indulge in the local specialties of Hoi An on your own, such as Banh My Phuong, Com Ga (Chicken Rice), and more. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Delve into the cultural and architectural wonders of the Champa Kingdom at My Son Sanctuary.
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An Half-day City Tour

Morning Meander through the historic streets, traversing a myriad of ancient houses. Observe the daily routines of the local residents, gaining insights into their lives. Explore the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, a significant symbol of Hoi An's ancient town. Proceed to the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese, a traditional gathering place for the Chinese community. Afternoon Enjoy some leisure time to independently discover the city at your own pace. Return to the hotel to unwind and relax after a day of exploration. Night Venture out to explore Hoi An independently, savoring the delectable offerings of local street food. Embrace the charm of Hoi An during your overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Visit the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and the historic Fujian Assembly Hall.
Day 10

Day 10: Tra Que Half-day Biking Tour

Morning Indulge in a delightful breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead. Embark on a biking excursion to Tra Que vegetable village, an ancient village boasting a rich history spanning approximately 300 years. Immerse yourself in the life of a farmer, actively participating or simply observing the agricultural system and the cultivation of fresh ingredients. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating herbal foot massage, followed by a hands-on cooking session featuring local dishes such as spring rolls or Banh Xeo. Conclude the tour with a bike ride back to the hotel. Afternoon Enjoy some leisure time in the comfort of your hotel room. Night Opt for hotel services to order food or venture out to explore the charms of Hoi An independently. Savor the experience of an overnight stay in the enchanting town of Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Explore Tra Que vegetable village by bike Engage in the farming experience and explore the fields
Day 11

Day 11: Hoi An Impression Show

Morning Delight in a pleasant breakfast served at the hotel. Enjoy some leisure time to unwind and explore the hotel surroundings at your own pace. Afternoon & Evening Dedicate your time to exploring the Cultural Theme Park and witnessing the unique Impression Hoian show, a distinctive performance blending traditional and modern art. From 17:00 onwards, immerse yourself in the park, catching various mini shows before the main cultural performance at 20:00 – 21:00. Return to your hotel, where you can have a restful night's sleep before your departure on the following day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Experience the captivating Impression Hoian show in the Cultural Theme Park.
Day 12

Day 12: Hoi An - Da Nang - Departure

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at your hotel. Enjoy some leisure time until we escort you to Danang Airport to bid farewell. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N/A Activities: Provide transportation to Danang Airport for your departure flight.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1799 USD
1399 USD
3star
Deluxe 1999 USD
1599 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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Explore Vietnam & Laos Heritage Sites 12 days

Explore Vietnam & Laos Heritage Sites 12 days

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Summary

Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on the ideal itinerary designed for those seeking an escape from bustling urban life and a genuine immersion into local cultures in Laos and Vietnam. Delve into the traditional lifestyles of indigenous people, offering a profound cultural discovery through BestPrice Travel. Over 12 days, witness the highlights of this journey, including breathtaking views of renowned heritage sites such as opulent Buddhist temples and stunning waterfalls in Luang Prabang, as well as the majestic caves of Halong Bay and tropical orchards in the Mekong Delta. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Explore Vietnam & Laos Heritage Sites 12-day tour, unveiling extraordinary travel destinations for a lifetime of memories.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Upon your arrival in Luang Prabang, our guide will be there to welcome you and provide a transfer to your hotel. After refreshing in your hotel room, take the opportunity to leisurely explore the city. Your accommodation for the night will be at a hotel in Luang Prabang. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Welcome to Luang Prabang
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang City Tour

Morning Participate in the sacred tradition of offering alms to the saffron-robed monks, immersing yourself in the Buddha country's spiritual atmosphere. Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Visit the renowned Royal Palace, now transformed into the National Royal Palace Museum, and explore the exquisite temples of Luang Prabang, including Wat Aham and Wat Xieng Thong. After lunch, you'll be transferred to your hotel for a well-deserved relaxation. Afternoon Take advantage of some leisure time to unwind after your morning tour. Stroll through the city to gain insights into local life and customs. Embark on a climb to the summit of Phousi Hill, reveling in the breathtaking sunset views over Luang Prabang. Night Explore the diverse offerings at the Luang Prabang Night Market, open every evening from 18:30 to 23:00, for shopping or simply observing the array of goods. Spend the night at a comfortable hotel in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Sightseeing at the Royal Palace and Wat Aham, Wat Xieng Thong Climb to the summit of Phousi Hill and enjoy the sunset from its peak
Day 3

Day 3: Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Waterfalls

Morning Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Embark on a scenic boat ride upstream along the Mekong Delta, capturing the beauty of the riverbanks on your way to the enchanting Pak Ou Caves. Discover the cave's treasures, housing over 4,000 Buddha statues. Explore Ban Xang Hai, also known as "Whiskey Village," recognized for its Lao Lao – a potent whiskey crafted from rice, before heading back to your hotel. Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Following a moment of refreshment, venture to the mesmerizing Kuang Si Falls, a natural wonder that stands among the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Return to your hotel for some well-deserved relaxation. Night Sample local Laos beer or unwind at one of the local bars, gaining insights into the vibrant nightlife. Enjoy a restful night at your hotel in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore Pak Ou Cave and Ban Xang Hai Visit Kuang Si Waterfall, offering a refreshing swimming experience on hot days
Day 4

Day 4: Luang Prabang - Flight to Hanoi

Morning Your hotel will serve a delightful breakfast. Complete the check-out process at your hotel, and our driver will escort you to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, our team will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel for a comfortable stay. Spend the night at a well-appointed hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Leisure time in Luang Prabang, followed by a flight to Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Ninh Binh Full-day Discovery

Morning Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Begin your day with a visit to Hoa Lu, an ancient capital that served as the first capital of Vietnam during the 10th century. Afternoon Delight your taste buds with a lunch featuring delectable local dishes. Embark on a distinctive boat excursion to explore Tam Coc, renowned as the "Halong Bay on land" in Ninh Binh, featuring three unique caves. Engage in a biking tour around the Tam Coc area, providing insights into the local fields and way of life. Explore Mua Cave, ascending to its summit for a breathtaking panoramic view of Tam Coc, perfect for photography. Night Take a leisurely stroll around Hanoi's Old Quarter or savor local culinary delights at a fine restaurant in the city center. Retreat for the night at a comfortable hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore Hoa Lu and embark on a boat trip to Tam Coc. Discover Mua Cave.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast served at your hotel. Transfer to Halong Bay, either by car or shuttle bus/minivan. Embark on a captivating cruise, where a delightful lunch awaits. Afternoon Marvel at the crystal-clear waters surrounding Halong Bay. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the sunset. Explore magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. Night Delight in a sumptuous dinner, featuring either Western or Vietnamese cuisine, served on the cruise. Enjoy an entertaining night on board with various activities. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on a Halong Bay cruise Activities: Discover the natural heritage site of Halong Bay. Experience a memorable night on a floating cruise.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Greet the morning sun with a light breakfast featuring tea, coffee, and pastries. Engage in an optional Taichi class on the sundeck to invigorate your body. Capture moments amidst stunning lagoons and caves as the cruise gracefully navigates. Relish a delicious lunch before nearing the port. Afternoon Return to Hanoi with a comfortable transfer. Check into your hotel and enjoy some leisure time. Night Explore the vibrant nightlife of Hanoi at your own pace. Settle in for an overnight stay in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore a captivating cave in Halong Bay. Complete your cruise experience and return to Hanoi.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Bid you farewell at Hanoi Airport as you board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in and unwind at your chosen hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon & Night Explore the dynamic cityscape and savor the local street food. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning Delight in a pleasant breakfast at your hotel. Transport you to the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore the intricate tunnel system used during the Vietnam War in the southern part of the country. View a documentary shedding light on the war's impact on the people and the nation. Traverse the authentic tunnels to experience life underground and gain insights into the challenging wartime conditions. Visit bomb craters, the underground kitchen, the Museum of Self-made Weapons, and the Hoang Cam Stove. Afternoon Return to Ho Chi Minh City after lunch, approximately by 15:00. Enjoy free time to independently discover the city. Return to the hotel for some relaxation. Night Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 10

Day 10: Mekong Delta Full-Day Explore

Morning Begin your day with a hearty breakfast. Be picked up and transported to Ben Tre province for an excursion to the Mekong Delta. Embark on a sampan boat journey along the picturesque narrow canals, capturing the charm with the iconic conical hat. Pause at a village to leisurely explore and observe the local daily routines. Discover tropical fruit orchards and fish farms, breathing in the fresh air of the orchards. Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Transfer to Can Tho. Night Enjoy your overnight stay and partake in the vibrant nightlife of the Mekong Delta's largest city. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight at the hotel Activities: - Take a boat trip to Ben Tre and visit places where coconut candy is made Experience a boat ride through the narrow canals
Day 11

Day 11: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a boat journey to explore the renowned Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest market in the Mekong Delta. Witness the unique experience of local trading on boats and visit a rice paper-making factory. Afternoon Following lunch, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace. Night Unwind and relax at your hotel after a day of exploration. Spend your final night at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: - Navigate the waters to encounter the vibrant floating market Tour a rice paper-making factory
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast served at your hotel. Explore the vibrant shopping scene at Ben Thanh Market or visit renowned commercial centers. Enjoy some leisure time until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Activities: Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and board your flight back home.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1865 USD
1465 USD
3star
Deluxe 2065 USD
1665 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

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Vietnam Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling 12 days

Vietnam Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling 12 days

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Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on a cycling adventure through Duong Lam, one of Hanoi’s few remaining traditional villages. Trek through the breathtaking Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa, surrounded by mesmerizing rice terraces. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Nha Trang Bay for an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Explore the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh City and cycle along the picturesque Mekong Delta. These are just a glimpse of the thrilling activities that await you on this dynamic journey. Vietnam offers a diverse range of experiences from the northern highlands to the southern delta, ensuring an unforgettable adventure regardless of the activities or itineraries you choose.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

Welcome to the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide and driver will be ready to greet you just outside the baggage claim area. They will then escort you to your hotel situated in the heart of the city. Take the remainder of the day to unwind and recuperate from any travel fatigue. If you arrive in the morning with a keen desire to commence your exploration of Hanoi, you might also want to consider one of the recommended half-day tours. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Embark on your journey in the capital city of Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour

Morning Commence your morning by waking up before 7:00 a.m. to delve into a distinctive facet of Hanoi. Embark on a serene solo stroll around the central Hoan Kiem Lake, where you'll encounter locals engaging in various activities such as meditation, Tai Chi, exercises, and badminton. Immerse yourself in the vibrant street food culture at one of the local makeshift eateries before returning to the hotel for some relaxation. After your morning reprieve, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, featuring the mausoleum of the nation's founder, Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, and Ho Chi Minh's stilt house. Adjacent to this complex, explore the One Pillar Pagoda, an ancient structure dating back to the city's origins. Continue your journey to the Temple of Literature, recognized as Vietnam's inaugural university. The Ethnology Museum, dedicated to showcasing the diverse cultures of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups, is also part of the itinerary. Take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch. Afternoon Return to the city and embark on a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter, where traditional trading practices are still vibrant. Night Conclude your day with an enchanting water puppetry performance, a traditional Vietnamese art form, at the renowned water puppet theatre. Elevate your culinary experience by participating in the Hanoi Motorbike Night Food tour. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Activities: Explore notable attractions in Hanoi Wander through the lively Hanoi Old Quarter Attend a captivating water puppet show Participate in the Hanoi Motorbike Night Food tou
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Duong Lam Village – Train to Sapa

Morning *Duong Lam hamlet stands out as one of the few traditional villages that has been remarkably preserved. Its traditional architecture, charming narrow lanes, and temples honoring the two monarchs born there contribute to its widespread acclaim. Begin your day with breakfast before heading southwest to escape the clamor of Hanoi and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the countryside. Explore a historical residence to gain insights into the architecture of this nearly 400-year-old dwelling. Take a leisurely tour of the picturesque villages to gain a deeper understanding of the locals' way of life. Savor a delightful local lunch. Afternoon Visit the Communal House and the adjacent village pagoda, both exemplary specimens of Northern Vietnamese architecture. Proceed to the temples dedicated to King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung before continuing to the Mia Pagoda, an extensive collection featuring 287 Buddhist sculptures. Embark on a bicycle ride through the village and its vast rice fields, enjoying an hour of exploration. Seize any opportunities to engage with the residents of this national treasure, leading humble yet content lives along the way. Later in the afternoon, return to Hanoi. Night Board the overnight train bound for Lao Cai. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight train. Activities: Explore Duong Lam hamlet through its ancient architecture Gain insights into the local's way of life Uncover the historical narratives of the hamlet Visit temples and pagodas adorned with Buddhist sculptures Embark on an overnight train journey to Lao Cai
Day 4

Day 4: Lao Cai - Sapa Trekking - Guesthouse

Morning Your guide and driver will greet you at Lao Cai train station for a scenic one-hour journey to Sapa. Enjoy a hearty breakfast upon arrival. Embark on a captivating trek from Sapa Center to Sa Seng, an off-the-beaten-path Hmong minority village, offering insights into the daily life of the locals. Ascend Den Thang Mountain's slopes for approximately an hour, reaching Hang Da Village. Savor a delightful picnic lunch amid nature. Afternoon Descend to Hau Chu Ngai, another Hmong community (30 minutes). Traverse into Hong Den Hamlet, a cluster of dwellings scattered on a rocky outcrop, providing breathtaking views of the region. Pause to appreciate the scenic beauty before continuing the descent toward Hau Thao village. Conclude the day with a photo opportunity at Ta Van Bridge. Night Overnight stay at your guesthouse. Engage in a culinary demonstration and share a meal with the welcoming host family. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay. Activities: Explore Den Thang Mountain, Hong Den Hamlet Learn about the Hmong minority in Sa Seng, Hau Chu Ngai Discover picturesque villages like Hau Thao village and Hang Da village Admire the charm of Ta Van Bridge
Day 5

Day 5: Sapa Trekking Full Day

Enjoy breakfast at your homestay. Immerse yourself in the cultural diversity and breathtaking natural landscapes of Sapa. Embark on a journey through expansive valleys adorned with terraced rice fields. Traverse remote hill tribe settlements with the guidance of your knowledgeable hike leader. *Choose from three hiking options: A 3-kilometer gentle stroll A 6-kilometer moderate trek A 12-kilometer extensive hike Hiking presents a wonderful opportunity to witness the daily life of the region. Gain insights into the rich cultures of the Hmong, Dzao, and Dzay ethnic groups residing in the area. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa. Activities: Trek through the valleys and hills of Sapa Learn about the cultures of various ethnic minorities
Day 6

Day 6: Back to Hanoi

Delight in a delectable breakfast while taking in the surrounding natural beauty. Enjoy a leisurely morning at your own pace until it's time for your shuttle bus journey back to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transferred to your accommodation for the night. If you're not ready to retire for the day, you might want to explore Hanoi's culinary scene with the Hanoi By Night Foodie Vespa Tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Activities: Return to Hanoi and unwind in the capital
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi - Nha Trang

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Noi Bai Airport. Catch a domestic flight bound for Nha Trang. Upon landing, proceed from the airport to your designated hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to spend as you wish. Additionally, you may opt to engage in some half-day excursions, such as the Thap Ba Hot Spring & Mud Bath Half-day tour or the Nha Trang Bay Sunset Cocktail & Dinner Cruise. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: Enjoy your free half-day in Nha Trang.
Day 8

Day 8: Nha Trang Islands and Snorkeling Tour Full Day

Morning Enjoy your breakfast early and embark on your Nha Trang Snorkeling Day adventure. Commence your journey from your lodging to Cau Da Port. At Mieu Island, visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, home to a diverse array of marine species. Admire the stunning beauty of marine fish, creatures, and plants. Mun Island, renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and diverse fish, is an ideal spot for snorkeling. Explore caves where sea swallows nest. Head to Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island, or the charming "Mini beach" for relaxation, swimming, and engaging in water sports or other activities. Enjoy a light lunch on the island. Afternoon Visit a local fishing community. Return to the mainland. Night Unwind with your companions on the shore, take a swim, or indulge in delicious seafood. Overnight at your hotel in Nha Trang Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: - Explore marine life at Tri Nguyen Aquarium Snorkel around Mun Island and explore its caves Enjoy water sports and relaxation on Mot Island and Tranh Beach Island
Day 9

Day 9: Nha Trang Free Day

Morning Embrace the morning sun and relish a delightful breakfast. Enjoy a leisurely day in Nha Trang, offering you the flexibility to explore at your own pace. For an enriching experience, consider the 10 Best Tours in Nha Trang to make the most of your free day. *Here are some recommended activities, especially if you're inclined towards exploring Nha Trang's cultural aspects: Take a car ride to Cau Da and marvel at the extensive collection of marine species at the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute. The National Oceanic Museum of Vietnam, situated approximately 5 kilometers from Nha Trang City Center, stands as one of the nation's earliest hubs for scientific oceanographic research. Afternoon Visit notable landmarks like Long Son Pagoda, Stone Church, Chong Promontory Rocks, and Po Nagar Temples. Explore the local Dam Market, a captivating destination where you can wander and gain insights into the daily lives of Nha Trang residents. Night Delight in the Nha Trang Bay Sunset Cocktail & Dinner Cruise. Prepare for your upcoming journey tomorrow. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang. Activities: - Explore marine life at Cau Da Visit Long Son Pagoda, Stone Church, Chong Promontory Rocks, and Po Nagar Temples. Experience shopping at Dam Market
Day 10

Day 10: Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning: Indulge in your final breakfast in Nha Trang. Board a flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing, rendezvous with your tour guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. *Please note that some hotels observe a check-in time of 2 pm. If you wish to check in earlier, a surcharge may apply. Immerse yourself in the Sai Gon City Tour. Commence your exploration at the Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring a compelling collection of images from both Vietnam and the United States. Witness the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, two distinguished examples of classical French colonial architecture. Pause for lunch and a brief respite. Afternoon: Extend your city expedition with a visit to Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city, situated on its eastern outskirts. Traverse to Cho Lon (Big Market) and Thien Hau Pagoda, nestled within the vibrant confines of Chinatown. Explore the bustling markets of Ben Thanh in the city center before returning to your Saigon abode. Night: Embark on a luxurious Dinner Cruise along the Saigon River. Settle in for an overnight stay in Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: - Tour Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum Appreciate the architectural marvels of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office Discover Giac Lam Pagoda and Thien Hau Pagoda Engage in shopping at Ben Thanh Market and Cho Lon Market
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta Biking Tour

Elevate the allure of your 11th-day expedition with the captivating Mekong Delta Biking Tours. Consider enticing options such as Cai Be Market – Tan Phong Island, Mekong Delta Local Life, or Experience Mekong Delta with fish catching by bare hands for a more diverse and immersive experience. Here's a suggested itinerary: Morning: 08:00: Your journey begins with a hotel pickup, and you'll be driven to Cai Lay. Board a charming wooden boat for a delightful 30-minute cruise along one of the Mekong River's smaller branches, offering picturesque views of the countryside and river life. At Cam Son Bridge, receive a bicycle for a 7-kilometer ride through small hamlet roads and past fruit orchards, navigating easy, level terrain. Be mesmerized by the activities of locals in their rice fields, orchards, and at the bustling local market. Enjoy some locally sourced fresh fruits and engage in a polite conversation with the proprietor. Take a plunge into a quaint mud pond and try your hand at catching fish with bare hands. Relish the satisfaction of consuming the freshly caught fish from the pond. Continue your journey through this Mekong village, concluding at a local home for a delightful Mekong Delta-themed meal. Afternoon: After lunch, a short stroll takes you back to your car for the return journey to Saigon. Night: Arrive in Saigon and unwind at your hotel. Alternatively, consider an exciting Saigon Night Life Tour by Motorbike for a different nocturnal adventure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Join a bicycle tour in the Mekong Delta Immerse yourself in the culture and daily life of the Mekong's locals
Day 12

Day 12: Say goodbye to Ho Chi Minh

Indulge in your final breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City. Embark on a sightseeing adventure through the vibrant city, exploring alongside the locals. Organize your belongings and prepare for departure. Head to Tan Son Nhat Airport. Conclude your enriching 12-day Vietnam Biking, Trekking & Snorkeling tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Activities: Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1586 USD
1186 USD
3star
Deluxe 1786 USD
1386 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

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Adventure Real Vietnamese Food 12 days

Adventure Real Vietnamese Food 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on a culinary adventure spanning from the northern to the southern regions of Vietnam with this extensive tasting tour. Accompanied by knowledgeable gastronomic guides, you’ll explore the locals’ cherished dining spots. This immersive journey offers a unique perspective of Vietnam, winding through bustling streets and quaint alleyways, all while indulging in delectable culinary treasures like Banh Mi, Pho, Bun Bo Hue, and more. If you’re eager to discover the hidden gems of Vietnam’s street food scene, join us for an unforgettable exploration.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam! Afternoon Upon arrival in Hanoi city, proceed to your hotel for check-in. Unpack and unwind in your accommodation. Evening 6:00 pm: Meet your tour guide outside the hotel to embark on a motorbike food tour in Hanoi. Indulge in a bowl of Pho at a family-owned restaurant, featuring a clean broth and an array of ingredients. Follow it up with a bia hoi experience, complemented by tasty side dishes. Explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi on a motorbike, trying various street food along the way. Around 10:00 pm: Return to the hotel and relax. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: - Motorbike tour Local culinary exploration Sightseeing Please note that airports, both international and domestic, may experience high traffic at certain times of the day. If you face difficulties finding our representatives upon arrival, please proceed to Pole No.10 (International) or Gate B (Domestic Airport) and contact us. We are available 24/7 to assist you. For additional services or inquiries, feel free to contact our travel consultant.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi city full day - street food tour

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Meet your tour guide outside the hotel and proceed to the next destination. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the final resting place of the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader and President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. Pass by the Temple of Literature, which preserves invaluable historical assets of the nation. Enjoy lunch at a nearby local restaurant before returning to the hotel for a short rest. Afternoon Continue the journey to Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Hanoi Old Quarter along the way. Return to your hotel to relax. Evening Around 6:00 pm: Our tour guide will pick you up for more street food tasting. Savor local delights such as Phở, Bánh Mì, Bánh cuốn, egg coffee, or local beer. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: - Explore ancient monuments Indulge in local cuisine Sightseeing
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay overnight on cruise

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and prepare for check-out. Take a scenic transfer to the magnificent Halong Bay via the highway, which will take approximately 4 hours. Around 12:00: Complete the check-in process for the cruise and embark on your Halong Bay journey. Afternoon Enjoy a delicious lunch served on board while cruising deeper into the bay. Choose from activities such as swimming, kayaking to explore captivating caves, or simply relax and sunbathe on the sundeck. Evening Delight in a satisfying dinner while taking in the tranquil scenery. Engage in board games or try your hand at squid fishing. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay cruise Activities: - Transfer to Halong Bay Enjoy swimming/kayaking/sunbathing Participate in board games/squid fishing Please note that our guide will not accompany you during the cruise; instead, you will be assisted by the cruise staff, proficient in English.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong bay - Hanoi city - Overnight Train to Hue

Morning Rise early at 6:00 am to savor your final morning amidst the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay with a rejuvenating Tai-chi session. Disembark from the cruise and hop on a car for your return journey to Hanoi. Afternoon Upon reaching Hanoi, enjoy some leisure time for rest or indulge in light meals before your transfer to Hue. Evening Be greeted by our tour guide, who will escort you to the train station. At around 7:25 pm, board the overnight train bound for Hue. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train Activities: - Participate in a Tai-chi class Engage in sightseeing Undertake the journey to Hue Most trains are equipped with a dining carriage offering simple meals, but feel free to gather some fresh bread, cheese, fruit, or your preferred snacks before departure.
Day 5

Day 5: Pick up at train station - Hue city tour

Morning Arrive in Hue at approximately 8:30 am. Enjoy a light breakfast featuring the classic dish Bun Bo Hue. Embark on a motorbike tour to explore the imperial monuments of the city. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a renowned Buddhist monastery boasting a history of over 400 years. Relish a plant-based Buddhist meal within the pagoda in the company of Buddhist monks. Afternoon Continue your exploration with a visit to the Royal Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, constructed for the Nguyen emperor Tu Duc. Indulge in a light snack featuring Hue's signature foods such as banh hue (rice flour cakes stuffed with shrimp, pork, and spices), sweet soup (an intriguing combination of jelly and nuts), or nem lui (self-rolled meat sticks with vegetables and sauce). Return to the hotel for check-in and unpacking. Evening Enjoy the freedom to embark on a self-planned culinary adventure. NOTE: Seek guidance from your guide if you're unsure about where to visit. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: - Explore historical monuments Delight in local cuisine
Day 6

Day 6: Hue - Transfer to Hoian via Hai Van pass

Morning Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Proceed to explore the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, renowned for their historical significance and ancient remnants. Travel southward by car, passing through the picturesque Hai Van Pass. Take a break along the way to capture scenic photographs from the summit. Afternoon Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and leave your luggage. Subsequently, you have the freedom to wander independently or unwind at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Transfer to Hoi An Participate in a noodle-making demonstration Visit a traditional tea house
Day 7

Day 7: Cooking class at Tra Que village - Hoian Walking city tour

Morning 8:00am: Indulge in a welcoming drink at Hai Café. Take a minivan ride to Tra Que Organic Village, a brief journey lasting around 10 minutes. Stroll through the market gardens, witnessing local farmers harvesting fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson. Sample a special herbal drink at a local home before continuing. Head to the local village market with a shopping list in hand to procure a variety of local ingredients. Reach Red Bridge Cooking School and commence your class. Collaborate with our Red Bridge Chef to acquire traditional methods of preparing and cooking Vietnamese dishes from scratch. Post-class, sit down and savor the dishes you have prepared. Enjoy a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An. Optionally, bring your swimsuit for complimentary use of our 20-meter swimming pool after the cooking tour. Menu: Beef Noodle Soup (Pho), Clay Pot Fish with Fresh Dill (Cha Ca), Lemongrass Shrimp grilled in Banana Leaves (Tom Nuong La Chuoi), Grilled Chicken and Banana Flower Salad (Goi Hoa Chuoi Ga Nuong). Afternoon 3:30pm: Return to Hoi An. Take a stroll in Hoian city to explore its long-standing architecture, including the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall. Visit a rustic food market and look for local items to purchase. Conclude your walking tour with a refreshing tea at the Reaching Out Tea House, accompanied by a brief introduction to local tea leaves and a tea break with the host. Evening Personal free time for travelers to explore the town independently. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Visit Noi Rang market Participate in a cooking class Explore ancient architecture Browse a rustic food market
Day 8

Day 8: Hoian free time

Travelers have the entire day at their disposal to pursue their preferences. Hoi An offers a plethora of attractions, and if your plans are still undecided, here are some of our top recommendations: Optional Option 1: Explore Hue Countryside by Bicycle - Break away from the bustling city center by cycling to the serene countryside, where numerous traditional handicraft villages await. Option 2: Full-Day Cooking Class at Thuy Bieu Eco-village - Embark on a genuine exploration of Hue off the beaten track, gaining a real-life experience of local living and enjoying homemade food during a leisurely boat trip. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: NA
Day 9

Day 9: Hoian - Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City - Vespa city tour

Morning Enjoy your morning meal at the hotel and prepare your belongings. Board a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, named after the esteemed leader of Vietnam. Afternoon Our knowledgeable guide will welcome you and accompany you to the hotel for check-in. NOTE: The hotel's standard check-in time is 2:00 pm. If you wish to secure an early check-in, an additional charge will be applicable. Take the opportunity to unwind at your hotel or explore the surrounding area. Evening Between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm, our guide will pick you up for a Saigon nightlife adventure on a vintage Vespa tour. Ride beyond District 1 by motorbike, unveiling areas seldom seen by most visitors, from the glow of red paper lanterns in Cho Lon to the breathtaking view of the Saigon River at night from Thu Thiem Bridge. Experience the thrill of speeding down the newly constructed Saigon freeway and marvel at the splendid Bitexco Tower. Pause in Chinatown, where you'll explore the largest outdoor market in Saigon and learn about the area's history. Head to District 8, where a stop is made for some delightful food and drinks. Move on to District 7, showcasing the city's most modern facets. The final stop is in District 4 for a delectable dessert. Local delicacies: "Banh Mi" (Vietnamese baguette sandwich), "Com Tam" (grilled pork chops on broken rice), and a vegetarian option - "Banh Khot Chay." Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: - Historical landmarks Local cuisine Cooking class
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cruise trip to Mekong Delta

Morning Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 am, embark on a shuttle transport to the Mekong Delta in the southwestern region of Vietnam. Cruise along the river on a sampan, passing through water forests and floating markets. Afternoon Arrive at your homestay and meet your hosts. Take a leisurely stroll and explore the traditional Vietnamese house with its home-grown gardens. Unwind or lend a hand with dinner preparations. Delight in a Southern Vietnamese feast amidst the lush garden surroundings. Evening Embrace the serenity of the rural landscape at night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Homestay in the Mekong Delta Activities: - Transfer to the Mekong Delta Sampan boat ride
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Wake up to the crisp and refreshing air surrounding you. For those early risers, partake in a bicycle excursion with your homestay host to the neighboring village to procure breakfast supplies. Delight in a satisfying breakfast before making your way back to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: - Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City departure

Morning Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Complete your packing and proceed to the airport by car. This marks the conclusion of the 12-day journey. It has been our pleasure to accompany you, and we look forward to the possibility of welcoming you back in the near future for more adventures in Indochina. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA Activities: NA

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1739 USD
1339 USD
3star
Deluxe 2939 USD
1539 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

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Amazing Vietnam Traditional Wellness & Spa in Private 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phu Quoc – Vietnam

Embark on the 12-day “Amazing Vietnam Traditional Wellness & Spa” tour, where you can rejuvenate your mind while cruising through the enchanting Halong Bay, immerse yourself in the captivating Hanoi Old Quarter, and engage in tailor-made wellness activities. Beyond relaxation, indulge in a beach retreat on Phu Quoc, known as the “Pearl Island” and one of Vietnam’s largest. Explore the Mekong Delta, partaking in a variety of exciting activities to alleviate all your concerns. Join us on this incredible journey, and you won’t be disappointed!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning: Your designated tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you directly to your pre-booked hotel in Hanoi. Afternoon: 14:00: The hotel check-in procedure commences. Should you desire an earlier check-in, an additional fee can be arranged. Note: Due to potential congestion at the airport, kindly make your way to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate). Feel free to contact us if you need assistance in locating our representative. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise

Morning: Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Your appointed driver will collect you and transport you to Halong Bay, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its extraordinary natural charm. Noon: Check-in and relish a scenic cruise around Halong Bay. Indulge in a delectable local seafood lunch served on board. Marvel at the thousands of limestone islands and caves emerging from the pristine emerald waters. Afternoon: Following the lunch interlude, engage in various boat activities to explore the bay, such as cave visits, kayaking, or a refreshing swim in the sea. Return to the junk for a leisurely break. Evening: Enjoy dinner on board. Evening entertainment, including film screenings, card games, or squid fishing with crew participation, is available, depending on the cruise schedule. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi Fly To Da Nang, Hoi An

Morning: Begin your day with an early Tai Chi class, embracing the tranquility of the morning. Enjoy breakfast on board and venture into the captivating caves of Halong. An early lunch will be provided as you journey back to the main dock for your transfer to Hanoi airport, where you'll catch a flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, our team will facilitate your transfer to the hotel in Hoi An. Check-in and relish some free time to unwind. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 4+5

Day 4+5: Hoi An Wellness Retreat

On the second day in Hoi An, you can relish your free time indulging in the wellness offerings provided by the Almaty Wellness Resort: Enjoy a 15-minute walk in the Reflexology pool, with a maximum of 2 persons per room night. Experience a 45-minute body massage at My Chi Wellness & Spa, with a maximum of 2 persons per room night. Participate in the daily scheduled Yoga class. Avail unlimited access to the sauna and steam facilities. Engage in daily in-house activities as per the Resort's schedule. Join the daily scheduled Tai-chi session at the poolside. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An To Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, our designated driver will collect you and transport you to Danang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon: Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Our driver will then transfer you to a centrally located hotel for check-in. Enjoy some free time to explore the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable
Day 7

Day 7: Full-day Discover Mekong Delta

Morning: Commence the day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full-day tour of the Ben Tre province. Board a cruise along the Ham Luong River, visiting local workplaces such as a brickwork factory, coconut processing workshop, and mat weaving house. Engage in activities with locals, participating in brickwork creation and sampling fresh coconut. Explore a serene village, observing authentic Delta village life. Hop on Xe Loi, a motorized rickshaw, to venture into a forest and visit fruit orchards. Noon: Savor a delightful meal at a riverside restaurant, indulging in local dishes like elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, accompanied by refreshing beverages and beers (booking details available through our sales consultants). Evening: Unwind with a tranquil sampan boat ride through meandering canals after lunch. Return to your Saigon hotel around 17:00. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh To Phu Quoc

Morning: Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Board a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel via either shuttle bus or private car. Complete the check-in process, and meals will be at your own discretion. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Phu Quoc Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Sightseeing In The South - Hon Thom Island Full-day

Morning: At 08:30, your designated driver will pick you up from the hotel to explore some renowned attractions in this coastal city. Begin with a visit to Ngoc Hien Pearl Farm, where you can gain insights into the island's cultured pearl industry. Explore Tranh Stream, originating from Ham Ninh Mountain, flowing through diverse forest terrain, creating a picturesque waterfall (accessible from May to October). Proceed to Coconut Prison, a historically significant site constructed by the French colonialists to detain Vietnamese individuals. Take a cable car to visit Hom Thom Island. Evening: Following lunch, indulge in swimming at Sao Beach, renowned for its pristine white sands and azure waters. Visit Ho Quoc Pagoda, the largest Buddhist pagoda on the island. At 17:00, return to your hotel in Phu Quoc. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Phu Quoc Hotel
Day 10+11

Day 10+11: Phu Quoc Free At Leisure

Enjoy leisure time in Phu Quoc, allowing you the freedom to explore the island independently or unwind and recharge. Optional tours are at your disposal, including: Full-day Motorbike Tour Romantic Sunset and Evening on a private boat Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Phu Quoc Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Phu Quoc Fly Back To Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Enjoy free time at your leisure until the bus transfers you to Phu Quoc airport for your return flight to Ho Chi Minh City. This concludes your 12-day Vietnam tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1399 USD
999 USD
3star
Deluxe 1599 USD
1199 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

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Vietnam Culinary Tour 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam

The 12-day Gastronomic Adventure in Vietnam caters to small groups eager to explore the finest Vietnamese cuisine across the Northern and Southern regions. Beyond delving into the area’s captivating history and modern culture, immerse yourself in stunning landscapes and embrace the locals’ way of life. Join us in discovering Vietnam’s vibrant culture through its diverse and flavorful culinary delights!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

We'll rendezvous with our guide at the airport, then proceed to the hotel. Check-in time begins at 14:00 (early check-in available for an additional charge). Enjoy the entire day at your leisure, whether exploring independently or opting to join our suggested activities: Water Puppet Show: Experience the unique Vietnamese water puppetry with traditional performances accompanied by folk music. Hanoi By Night Foodie Vespa Tours: Delve into the culinary delights of the Old Quarter, exploring some of Hanoi's finest cuisine, making for a delightful start to your journey. Kindly ensure you're at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and contact us upon arrival for easy identification. Meals: Not included Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour and Walking Food Tour Full Day

Morning: Visit renowned landmarks: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: The resting place of Commander and President Ho Chi Minh. Temple of Literature: Vietnam's inaugural national university, symbolizing the country's heritage. Hoan Kiem Lake: Known for its historical significance, situated at the heart of Hanoi, a pivotal tourist spot. Hanoi Old Quarter: An area steeped in history, showcasing numerous historical sites and exuding vibrant city life. Lunch will follow the city tour. Evening: Embark on a Vietnamese street food exploration. Delve into the local cuisine, savoring lesser-known dishes cherished by the locals: Bun Bo (Sauteed Beef Rice Vermicelli): A popular rice noodle dish originating from Central Vietnam - Hue. Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls): Steamed rice rolls filled with ground pork and chopped wood ear mushrooms. Banh Mi: Acknowledged as one of the world's best street foods, offering a variety of flavors. Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee): A distinctive and iconic beverage in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Halong Bay, renowned for its karst formations, captivating caves, picturesque beaches, and azure waters. Board the Halong Bay cruise to revel in the bay’s natural splendor. Indulge in a delightful seafood feast for lunch while cruising. Afternoon: Engage in various activities like cave exploration, kayaking, or a refreshing swim in the sea. Return to the cruise for relaxation and dining. Evening: Relish a delectable dinner aboard the cruise. Overnight stay on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning: Participate in an early morning Tai-chi session. Witness the captivating sunrise. Savor breakfast while on board. Explore the enchanting caves within the bay. Noon: Return to the main dock and journey back to Hanoi. Enjoy lunch provided during the journey to the port. Afternoon: Proceed to Noi Bai airport for the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, transfer to a hotel in Hoi An for check-in and an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Walking Foodie Tour

Morning: Enjoy breakfast and lunch at the hotel. Relax until the evening hours. Evening: Embark on an Evening Walking Foodie Tour to uncover the culinary delights and cultural essence of Hoi An. Traverse local markets, eateries, and restaurants for an immersive culinary journey. Explore food stalls offering traditional Hoi An dishes, including: Banh Mi: Sample the iconic Vietnamese dish available in various flavors. Cao Lau: A distinct noodle with a texture akin to Japanese Udon, distinct from pho noodles. Banh Beo: A popular snack cherished by the locals of Hoi An. Banh Khot: Round pancakes made from rice flour, turmeric, coconut milk, quail egg, and vegetables, often found at a renowned street vendor near Hoai square. Balut: An exotic dish, featuring the fertilized embryo of a growing egg, considered one of the world's top 10 unique foods, served either raw or steamed. Savor traditional Vietnamese coffee renowned for its blend of robust drip coffee and sweet condensed milk. Enjoy leisure time in Hoi An Ancient Town or return to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation. Prepare for transport to Hue, arranged either through a shuttle bus or private car, traversing the Cloudy Pass. Pause at selected locations during the journey for photo opportunities or optional sightseeing (additional charges may apply). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Half-day Hue City Tour

Morning: Indulge in breakfast at the hotel to start your day. Begin the day's excursion at Thien Mu Pagoda, an esteemed Buddhist temple recognized for its antique architecture and set against the serene backdrop of the Perfume River. Proceed to the Imperial Citadel of Hue, an expansive and awe-inspiring structure that provides insight into Vietnam's pre-modern history. Take a leisurely stroll around the citadel to witness the grandeur of its front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Museums of Royal Antiquities. Explore Dong Ba Market, Hue's oldest and most extensive marketplace, offering an array of affordable goods and local products. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Proceed to Hue airport for your scheduled flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Noon: Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, travel to the designated hotel. Take the rest of the day to unwind at the hotel or venture out to explore the city at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class Full Day

Morning: Commence the day by preparing for pickup from your accommodation at 7:30 AM, marking the start of the day-long tour. Between 8:45 and 10:00 AM, explore Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Villages located in Cu Chi District. Experience rural life firsthand, engaging in activities such as visiting buffalo areas, rice fields, and herb farms to immerse yourself in the life of a Vietnamese farmer. Noon: From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM, engage in an interactive cooking session where you'll learn the art of crafting three delectable Vietnamese dishes and a sweet dessert. Following this session, relish the prepared dishes for lunch. Upon completion, receive a certificate, a memorable souvenir, and the recipes used during the cooking session. Afternoon: Between 1:30 and 2:00 PM, after lunch, visit the rice paper-making village to observe the traditional method of its production, and if interested, participate in the process. Explore the neighboring rubber tree forest, observing the local techniques of latex collection. Between 2:00 and 4:00 PM, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground passages spanning 250 km. Here, you'll: Gain insight into tunnel life through an introductory video. Learn about the construction, living conditions, and wartime tactics employed within the tunnels. Visit Hoang Cam's smokeless stove and have the option to participate in gun shooting with real bullets (additional fees apply). Conclude the visit with boiled tapioca and hot tea. Evening: Return to Ho Chi Minh City via bus, retiring to your accommodation to relax. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Mekong Delta

Morning: Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Journey towards Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, an emblem of local religious significance. Explore the floating rice market in An Cu commune, renowned as Vietnam's largest rice exporter, offering insights into local livelihoods. Noon: Discover the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and the vibrant Cai Be floating market. Proceed to Tan Phong islet and Hai Yen Bee Farm, where a vast flower garden hosts honey-producing bees, providing an educational experience about beekeeping. Pause at the Linhzhi mushroom area, engaging in activities like pulling fish hooves and crossing Monkey Bridges. Delight in the orchard's offerings, relishing garden-fresh fruits amidst the melodies of Vietnamese folk music. Experience a serene rowboat journey through a small canal. Indulge in lunch at The Mekong Ecolodge Resort, followed by check-in and relaxation. Afternoon: Engage in ditch fishing and vegetable picking in the restaurant's garden, partaking in dinner preparation activities. Savor dinner at the Ecolodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: Begin the day with breakfast. Embark on an engaging itinerary, immersing in various activities alongside locals on Tan Phong Island by bicycle. Learn the art of crafting rice paper for spring rolls. Witness the traditional process of knitting banana hammocks from dried banana leaf ropes. Engage in crafting jackfruit leaf cakes with the homeowner. Gain insights into the traditional roofing technique using leaves for Vietnamese homes. Delve into a water hyacinth knitting lesson, receiving guidance on crafting homemade gifts. Visit the local schools and interact with the students. Return to Mekong Ecolodge for a final night's stay before departing home. Noon: Experience the Hiep Duc ferry boat with locals as you traverse the Tien River. Journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure

Morning: Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Tan San Nhat Airport. Note: Hotel check-out time is at noon. Depending on room availability, a late check-out can be arranged with an additional fee. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1576 USD
1176 USD
3star
Deluxe 1776 USD
1376 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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Vietnam Mix Transportation Adventure 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Vietnam

Feel welcome to embark on our 12-day tour across Vietnam, featuring a blend of transportation modes. This immersive journey provides a comprehensive insight into Vietnamese culture, spanning from the northern to the southern regions. Discover the extraordinary lives led by local people and indulge in authentic traditional Vietnamese cuisine from various corners of the country. It’s an adventure designed to captivate even the most ardent explorers.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, our tour guide will accompany you to your designated hotel. Kindly note, given the potentially bustling nature of both international and domestic airports, our representatives await you at Pole No.10 (located outside the Terminal Gate). Upon your arrival, please contact us for easy identification and assistance. The hotel's standard check-in time is 14:00. Should you wish to arrive earlier, an additional charge might apply. Once settled in, the afternoon is yours to explore the city. Engage in cultural experiences like watching shows such as My Village and Water Puppetry, indulging in Hanoi's renowned street food, or joining local cooking classes. These activities are recommended and available upon request through our 24/7 travel consultants. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour by Mortobike & Night train to Sapa

Morning Begin your day by visiting Vietnam’s oldest university, the Temple of Literature. Continue your journey to explore the unique architecture of the One Pillar Pagoda, an ancient pagoda constructed over a millennium ago. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his historic stilt house, offering insights into his life. Afternoon Venture to the serene West Lake, and behold the elegance of the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, an antique and picturesque site. Relish an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant. Evening Around 21:00, our guide will collect you from the hotel to escort you to the train station. Commence your remarkable journey to northern Vietnam (Lao Cai). The train's departure is scheduled for approximately 21:10, where you'll spend the night in a shared sleeping compartment. *Notes: The guide will not accompany you on the train journey. The train schedule may be subject to adjustments. Private compartments are available for an additional fee. Train travel provides an authentic local experience, sharing cabins with fellow passengers, and restroom facilities are situated at each end of the carriages. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Train to Sapa
Day 3

Day 3: Lao Cai – Road transfer to Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa

Morning Upon arrival at Lao Cai Train Station around 5:30, our team will be there to greet you Take a shared tourist bus for a scenic one-hour journey to Sapa. Your arrival at Sapa will follow this transfer Depending on room availability, an early check-in option may be possible (additional charges may apply) At approximately 9:30, the local guide will join you for the trekking adventure Start your trek down the valley towards Y Linh Ho and then proceed to Lao Chai village, home to the Black Hmong. The trek presents stunning panoramic views along the way Afternoon Continue your expedition to the Zay community settled in Ta Van, situated approximately 1,200 meters above sea level. Following this, return by car to Sapa The remainder of the day is yours to plan as you wish Evening Unwind and rest in a charming local hotel in Sapa Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 4

Day 4: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi - Road transfer

Morning Delight in a morning meal at the hotel Embark on a journey towards the southwest of Sapa, exploring Cat Cat Village of the Black Hmong community Witness the remnants of a hydroelectric power station constructed by the French during their colonial era in Vietnam, and marvel at the breathtaking waterfall that bestowed its name upon the region Noon Relish a delectable picnic lunch along the tranquil banks of a picturesque river Trek a distance of 3 kilometers to reach Sin Chai Village Afternoon Following the riverside picnic, continue the trek for 3 kilometers to reach Sin Chai Village Subsequently, embark on a 3-kilometer jeep ride to Sapa town, then board the shared limousine bus for the return journey to Hanoi Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

Morning Following your morning meal at the accommodation, your designated chauffeur will collect you for the journey to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon your arrival at Halong Bay, embark on a boat and commence your exploration of this remarkable bay. Noon Indulge in a seafood feast served on the boat as you cruise through the bay. Take a brief respite post-lunch. Afternoon Depending on the day's specific cruise itinerary, engage in various activities such as cave exploration, kayaking, or a refreshing swim in the sea. Return to the junk and savor a delightful dinner. Spend the night aboard. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi Overnight Train to Da Nang

Morning Commencing the second day at Halong Bay, you have the option to rise early for a Tai Chi session on the boat or simply relish the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Breakfast will be presented while the vessel gracefully sails through the bay in pursuit of the most enchanting caves in the vicinity. Noon On the return journey to the primary dock, an early lunch will be provided. Afternoon Return to Hanoi after disembarking from the ship. Arrive at the hotel or train station in Hanoi. Board the night train to Da Nang. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Overnight on Train
Day 7

Day 7: Arrive Da Nang, Hoi An, Enjoy Afternoon Hoi An Street Food Tour

Afternoon Reach Da Nang around midday. Your designated driver will escort you to the Hoi An hotel for check-in. Evening Recharge your energy with a local culinary expedition at 15:00. Embark on a leisurely gastronomic journey that not only introduces you to Hoi An's diverse cuisine but also immerses you in its cultural richness. Visit charming local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants, where you can savor exquisite dishes while enjoying the captivating sunset of this coastal city. Delight in the opportunity to taste a variety of classic Hoi An delicacies, including Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Banh Beo, Banh Khot, Balut, and local coffee. Following the food tour, you'll have the liberty to explore the Ancient Town at your own pace or return to your lodging for relaxation. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Wet rice farm culture with lunch at local farmer house

Morning Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on an invigorating bicycle journey through the lush green expanses of Cam Thanh Ecological Village, a truly exhilarating experience. Engage in authentic farming activities, gaining insights into the intricate process of rice cultivation and trying your hand at buffalo riding as part of the wet rice cultivation process. Noon Indulge in a satisfying lunch at a local residence. Set sail on a cruise, navigating towards a nearby fishing village, where you'll actively participate in fishing alongside local fishermen. Afternoon Explore the water coconut palm jungle, offering the chance to observe the art of basket boat rowing. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang Flight to Ho Chi Minh

Enjoy a leisurely day exploring the charm of Hoi An at your own pace before catching your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon returning to Ho Chi Minh City, your designated driver will transport you to the pre-arranged hotel for check-in and relaxation. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnel & Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore one of Vietnam's renowned historical sites, known as a significant destination for dark tourism. Witness a variety of subterranean tunnels and structures, including hospitals, bedrooms, and ammunition storage facilities. Gain valuable insights into the daily life during the Civil War period (1955 to 1975). In addition to the tunnel exploration, experience the tactile engagement with an authentic firearm through available firing-gun services (at an extra cost). Noon Pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon Discover the city's key attractions, including the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a local market, honing your bargaining skills, immersing in local life and culture, and indulging in souvenir shopping. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for a well-deserved relaxation. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta Boat & Bike

Morning Commencing at 8:00, your pick-up from the Ho Chi Minh hotel will initiate your transfer to Ben Tre Province. Embark on a serene boat cruise along the enchanting Ham Luong River, a tributary of the Mekong. The boat will make several halts at local enterprises, providing you with the opportunity to observe the various ways in which residents earn their livelihoods. Engage in an enthralling workshop focused on the craftsmanship of brickwork, coconut oil production, and mat weaving from straws. This workshop ensures a plethora of novel experiences. Proceed with the journey, pausing at a tranquil village for a brief stroll to immerse yourself in authentic Delta village life. Cycle through the forest and visit fruit orchards to further enrich your exploration. Noon A lunch featuring local specialties will be served in a serene riverside restaurant. Afternoon Embark on a sampan boat ride along serene canals. Return to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh by 17:00. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 12

Day 12: Departure

Make the most of your final day in Vietnam before proceeding to the airport for your journey back home. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1635 USD
1235 USD
3star
Deluxe 1835 USD
1435 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

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Classic Vietnam Tours for Family 12 days

Classic Vietnam Tours for Family 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Bat Trang Ceramic Village – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Tra Que Village – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey through the heart of Vietnam, from the timeless charm of Hanoi to the breathtaking landscapes of Halong Bay, the quaint allure of Hoi An, and the bustling energy of Saigon. The Classic Vietnam Tour for Family spans 12 dynamic days, carefully crafted to cater to family travelers. Days are filled with light, child-friendly activities, while nights offer comfort and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the captivating scenery and partake in delightful experiences, including exploring traditional vegetable gardens and trying your hand at bare-handed fish catching.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our team will be there to welcome you. Enjoy a comfortable 45-minute drive to your hotel in the heart of the city. Feel free to seek valuable insights about Hanoi and Vietnam from our knowledgeable tour guide. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the charming streets of Hanoi. Consider our optional half-day tours for an enriched experience: Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day: Immerse yourself in a hands-on cooking class, from local market shopping to crafting authentic Vietnamese dishes. Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike at Night: Embrace the city's vibrant nightlife, tasting local delicacies like a true Hanoian. Explore traditional shows for an alternative evening experience: Water Puppet Show: A creative performance showcasing historical art culture with lively music and colorful lights. My Village Show: A captivating cultural performance depicting the beauty of Vietnamese village life. For bookings and further assistance, contact our travel consultants. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi In case you can't locate our representatives amidst the bustling airport, head to Pole No.10 (outside the Terminal Gate) or visit the Information Desk for a free domestic phone call.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Half day city tour - Bat Trang Pottery Village

Morning Commence your day with a hotel pick-up at 8:00 AM. Begin the cultural journey at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university, featuring well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a revered historical site with profound significance among the Vietnamese people. Note: The House on Stilts is visible from the exterior only, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays, Fridays, and from June to August. Explore the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda and the distinctive One Pillar Pagoda, both adorned with unique architecture and rich religious and historical importance. Stroll along the picturesque West Lake, immersing yourself in its peaceful and tranquil surroundings. Delight in lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Afternoon Embark on a journey to Bat Trang Ceramic Village, a hub of traditional porcelain craftsmanship. Engage in intimate family experiences by participating in exciting pottery activities and gaining insights into the art of pottery. Return to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Embark on a scenic journey to Halong Bay, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, using a shuttle bus. Receive a warm welcome from the cruise staff and rejuvenate your senses with a refreshing welcome beverage. Attend an itinerary and safety briefing to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. Indulge in a delectable lunch on board, featuring a seafood menu, as you leisurely cruise along the captivating bay. Afternoon Participate in thrilling water activities, including kayaking, swimming, cave exploration, etc., or simply unwind on the cruise deck. (Note: Activities may vary depending on the specific cruise.) Return to the cruise and continue to revel in the stunning surroundings. Delight in a scrumptious dinner that tantalizes your taste buds. Immerse yourself in the lively nightlife atmosphere, featuring various engaging onboard activities. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you aboard the cruise in Halong Bay. However, a resident English-speaking guide will be available on board.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Danang

Morning Wake up to the invigorating air and witness the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Enhance your well-being with an early Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Delight in a breakfast spread featuring pastries, tea, and coffee. Marvel at the majestic rock islands as the cruise returns to the harbor. Arrive at the harbor and disembark from the cruise. Afternoon / Evening Transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang City. Upon arrival at Danang airport, you will be transported to your pre-booked hotel in Hoi An. Complete the check-in process and savor the evening at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Half day – Lantern Making Class

Take part in a walking tour, strolling through the historic streets to discover the enchanting charm of Hoi An. Explore ancient landmarks like the Japanese Covered Bridge, a cultural icon of Hoi An, or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese, renowned for its architectural beauty. Pause at a street-side establishment to savor a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink. Engage in some leisurely shopping at local handicraft stores. Consider bringing home traditional Vietnamese lanterns as thoughtful gifts for your friends. Optionally, partake in a brief workshop to craft one for yourself. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Tra Que Herbal Village – Local living - Join tour

Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a visit to Tra Que Herbal Village, a captivating destination on the outskirts of Hoi An. Cycle to Tra Que Village, relishing the rural landscapes along the way. Cruise to the river mouth aboard a boat. Engage in the unique experience of paddling a bamboo basket and savor the basket dance on round boats. Navigate the serene waterways flanked by coconut palms, with historical insights into the wartime conditions endured by soldiers on both sides. Bid farewell to the gracious local hosts and return to Hoi An. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Free Day

Enjoy a leisure day to explore Hoi An at your own pace. Opt for various activities such as a scenic cruise along the Thu Bon River, cycling through the rural landscapes, unwinding on sandy beaches, or indulging in shopping at handicraft and tailor shops. Consider the following recommendations for your free day: Hoi An Motorbike Street Food Tour Half Day: Immerse yourself in a gourmet adventure to discover the best dining spots in Hoi An and delve into the street cuisine of this historic town. My Son Sanctuary Half-Day Tour: Embark on a day trip to the sacred My Son Holly Land, gaining insight into Vietnam's ancient cultural elements with its unique sacred and mysterious beauty. Cooking Class Half-day Tour in Hoi An: Seize the opportunity to witness demonstrations and learn to prepare some of Hoi An's renowned regional dishes, using fresh ingredients sourced from a local village. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to HCMC

Make the most of your final day in Hoi An before boarding the flight from Danang to Ho Chi Minh City (Approximately 1.5 hours). Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our representative will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel in the city center. Complete the check-in process, and take a moment to refresh for the upcoming day's activities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9

Day 9: Mekong Delta Full day

Morning Begin your journey to the Mekong Delta for a comprehensive full-day tour. Arrive at Cai Lay following a scenic 2-hour drive to the southwest. Upon reaching, embark on a boat to immerse in the picturesque countryside and river life. Opt for a delightful bicycle ride covering approximately 7 km along village lanes, passing through vibrant fruit orchards. Pause at a local residence. Explore the orchard, engage in a friendly conversation with the homeowner, and relish the flavors of fresh local fruits. Take a refreshing dip in a mud pond and try your hand at catching fish with just your bare hands. Enjoy a light brunch featuring the delicious grilled fishes you've caught. Continue your exploration by cycling through the Mekong village. Delight in lunch at a local home, savoring specialties unique to the Mekong Delta. Afternoon Conclude the adventure with a brief walk back to the car for the return journey to Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10: HCMC Half day City Tour

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. At 8:00, commence your morning sightseeing tour. Visit renowned landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City: Reunification Palace: A distinguished architectural masterpiece, acknowledged as a National Cultural and Historical Relic. Notre Dame Cathedral: A prominent destination for those seeking solace and the serene ambiance of religious structures. Saigon Post Office: An alluring attraction for both domestic and international tourists, showcasing beautifully preserved remnants from the French colonial era. Ben Thanh Market: Explore the vibrant life of commerce and consider purchasing souvenirs at the city's largest market. Indulge in a delicious lunch served at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city Free day

Enjoy a day at leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Consider joining one of the following exciting tours if you wish: Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day - Small Group: Immerse yourself in Vietnamese history as you explore the extensive underground infrastructure built by Viet Cong soldiers. Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class Full day: Gain a unique perspective on wartime life in the Cu Chi Tunnels and delve into Vietnamese agriculture and culinary skills through hands-on practice in a Vietnamese cooking class. Dinner Cruise on Saigon River: Indulge in fine dining amidst the relaxing music and luxurious ambiance beneath Ho Chi Minh City's romantic lights, while the gentle breeze of the Saigon River caresses your skin. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Enjoy some free time in Ho Chi Minh City before your departure flight. Enhance your memorable holiday with thrilling city tours. (Feel free to reach out to our travel consultant for tour bookings.) Check-out time is at 12:00. Transfer to the airport marks the end of your journey. We hope to welcome you again. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1338 USD
938 USD
3star
Deluxe 1538 USD
1138 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

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Private Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenager 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Tra Que Village – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Vietnam

Capture the essence of Vietnam with the Private Vietnam Family Holiday with Teenager, a 12-day journey. Travel by land through the lush landscapes of Southern Vietnam, from the dynamic blend of tradition and modernity in Ho Chi Minh City to the riverside charm of the Mekong Delta. Continue your adventure in Northern Vietnam, exploring the enchanting Hoi An and colonial Hanoi.

Your teenagers will engage in a diverse range of activities, from farming and fishing to participating in a cooking class, creating unforgettable memories for a lifetime.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City Airport You will be transported to your pre-booked hotel in the city center Check-in is scheduled for 14:00 each day (Early check-in is possible for an additional fee) Enjoy your leisure time for the remainder of the day to relax and rejuvenate As an alternative option, consider immersing yourself in unique traditional performances in Vietnam: Water Puppet Show: Experience puppets artfully performed on the water's surface, accompanied by folk music, showcasing ancient tales, folklore, and the daily life of rural Vietnam Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Due to potential crowding at both international and domestic terminals throughout the day, kindly locate Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and contact us if our representatives are not immediately visible.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Half day city tour

Explore Reunification Palace, formerly the official residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam and now an iconic symbol of Saigon's liberation Engage in sightseeing at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, an essential destination for tourists seeking to marvel at its ancient beauty and elegant architecture Visit the Old Post Office, representing classical French colonial design Explore the local market, a vibrant reflection of daily life, and acquire intriguing souvenirs Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Enjoy some leisure time to unwind for the remainder of the day Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Homestay

Morning Commence your day at 8:00 AM with a journey to the captivating Mekong Delta, an ideal destination for an adventurous expedition Arrive at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, a symbol of local religious uniqueness Embark on a tourist boat to explore the floating rice market in An Cu commune, Cai Be district, the prominent rice exporter of Southern Vietnam Immerse yourself in the bustling daily life of local traders Discover the enchanting scenery of the ancient village in Dong Hoa Hiep commune and the Cai Be floating market nestled amidst orchards laden with fruit all year round Continue your exploration with a visit to Tan Phong Islet and Chin's House Enjoy lotus tea while being serenaded by the traditional Vietnamese music "Tai Tu music" performed by Mr. Chin Engage with the host to gain insights into the local lifestyle and traditions Experience lotus tea and jam-making techniques Bid farewell to Mr. Chin and proceed to the orchard of Ms. Hang, a tropical fruit paradise Delight in the freedom to pick and savor the fresh fruit on the spot Relish a delectable Mekong lunch served at the Mekong Eco restaurant Afternoon Elevate your extraordinary journey with various thrilling activities Try your hand at pulling fish hooves Experience the unique Southern Vietnam feature of the footbridge Unwind on a hammock woven from banana rope Enjoy a serene rowing boat ride through a small canal Pause at Mekong Eco Lodge for check-in and relaxation Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mekong Eco Lodge
Day 4

Day 4: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Recharge your energy with a hearty breakfast Embark on a bike ride at 8:00 AM to explore the surroundings Participate in the rice paper-making activity Visit Ms. Sau's house to witness the intricate process of knitting banana hammocks from banana rope Explore the unique leaf-learning experience at Ms. Ba's Drop by Ms. Yen's place to discover the art of making jackfruit leaf cake, a special delicacy of Tan Phong Island Witness the meticulous process of crafting nipa leaves at Ms. Muoi's Cycle to Thao's house to learn the art of knitting water hyacinth and create your first handmade, charming gift under the guidance of Ms. Thao Pay a visit to a local school for an engaging interaction with the children Return to Mekong Eco Lodge for some relaxation and check-out Afternoon Cross the Tien River on a ferry alongside local residents Be picked up by car on the opposite side and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 5

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning: Make the most of your leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City Take a transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your flight to Da Nang Afternoon: Upon arrival at Da Nang airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your designated hotel in Hoi An for check-in Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An Farming Tour

Morning Gather at the hotel lobby, prepared for an immersive day in the world of farming Cycle through the picturesque landscapes to reach a herb village situated on the outskirts of Hoi An Marvel at the idyllic farming scenes and absorb the rich history of Vietnamese agriculture Engage in the authentic farming experience by actively participating in the daily tasks alongside local farmers Explore Cam Thanh Eco village, renowned for its fragrant herbs enhancing the flavors of local cuisine Tour the vibrant vegetable gardens upon arrival and lend a hand to the farmers in various tasks like land preparation, fertilization, raking, sowing, watering, and harvesting greens Share a delightful lunch with a local family, savoring traditional dishes Afternoon Cycle back to the hotel, concluding the enriching farming tour Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Free day

Enjoy a day of leisure to independently explore the charming town of Hoi An. Opt for one of the following choices to immerse yourself in the beauty of Hoi An: My Son Holy Land Half-Day Discovery: Embark on a day trip to My Son Holy Land, unraveling the unique sacred and mysterious beauty of Vietnam's ancient cultural heritage. (Priced from $50 per person) Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village: Immerse yourself in the life of a Vietnamese farmer, cycling through picturesque rice paddies, observing activities on a shrimp and crab farm. (Priced from $70 per person) Hoi An Vespa Tour: Experience a scenic adventure, exploring the cultural and historical landmarks, as well as the tranquil countryside of Vietnamese rural life. (Priced from $85 per person) Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Da Nang Flight to Hanoi - Hanoi Street food tour

Morning: Proceed to Da Nang airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, head to the centrally located hotel for check-in. Enjoy some free time to unwind and refresh. Afternoon: 17:30: Participate in a Walkie Foodie tour to delve into Hanoi's lifestyle and savor its traditional cuisine in the Old Quarter. Embark on a street food exploration, guided by a specialist street food expert and renowned local food blogger, revealing hidden culinary gems cherished by locals: Bun Bo, Banh Cuon, "Banh Mi," Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee). Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi Half day city tour

Morning: 8:00-8:30: Hotel pick-up. Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university that educated royalty, mandarins, and the elite. Visit One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, two iconic temples showcasing Vietnam's ancient architecture and historical significance. Pause at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the revered resting place of President Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's paramount leader (viewed from outside; closed on Mon and Fri and from Jun - Aug). Stroll around West Lake, soaking in the tranquility and picturesque surroundings. Enjoy a meal at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Afternoon: Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Mode of transportation (car or motorbike) is flexible based on client preferences. Routes may be adjusted according to client interests.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong - Overnight on Cruise

Morning: Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your Hanoi hotel. Transfer to the mesmerizing Halong Bay. Begin your cruise, immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the area. Relish a delectable seafood feast served on board, all while marveling at the myriad limestone islands and enchanting grottoes. Afternoon: Depending on your cruise's specific itinerary, engage in various activities to unveil the bay's beauty, whether it's exploring caves, kayaking, or taking a refreshing dip in the sea. Return to the junk to unwind and savor the breathtaking sunset views over the bay. Evening: Delight in a sumptuous dinner and spend the night aboard the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Day 11

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning: For those who rise with the sun, relish the unforgettable sight of a sunrise illuminating the karst formations in Halong Bay. Savor a hearty breakfast (or brunch, depending on your cruise) as the vessel gracefully navigates through the stunning rock formations on its return journey to port. Conclude your cruise experience and proceed to Hanoi for hotel check-in. Afternoon: The remainder of the day is yours to unwind at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi Departure

Enjoy some leisure moments before your departure. Check-out time from the hotel is at noon. Proceed to Hanoi airport for your onward flight. Arrive at the airport, marking the end of the tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA Late check-out is possible, subject to room availability, and may incur an additional charge.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1168 USD
768 USD
3star
Deluxe 1368 USD
968 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.
* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

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Laos - Vietnam At A Glance 12 Days

Laos – Vietnam At A Glance 12 Days

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Summary

Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

Laos and Vietnam, situated in Southeast Asia, are individual nations within the Indochina region. Despite their close proximity, each country possesses a distinctive history, culture, and natural landscape. Laos invites exploration with its impressive ancient temples, where monks don vibrant orange robes. The nation’s scenery is adorned with untouched nature and unspoiled waterfalls. On the other hand, Vietnam presents a varied lifestyle and landscape that stretches from the northern to the southern regions. Travelers can engage with the dynamic energy of city life and seamlessly transition to the calm and peaceful atmosphere of rural areas in the south.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Morning Upon your arrival, our team will warmly receive you at the airport and assist in your transfer to the pre-arranged hotel. Check-in at the hotel, providing you with an opportunity to relax and freshen up before embarking on your exploration of the city. Afternoon Commence a visit to Wat Xiengthong, recognized as the "Temple of the Golden City," a majestic temple built in 1560 and counted among the largest in Luang Prabang. Pause at the Royal Palace Museum, a historic residence of King Sisavang Vong during the era of French colonialism. Explore Mount Phousi, the highest hill in the city, providing an ideal vantage point for witnessing the breathtaking sunset over the Mekong River. Evening Indulge in a delightful dinner at a local restaurant, featuring traditional dance performances and folk songs. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Night Market, gaining insights into the local lifestyle in Luang Prabang. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore Wat Xiengthong. Visit the Royal Palace Museum. Ascend Mount Phousi for panoramic views. Experience local life at the Night Market.
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves

Morning Participate in the traditional morning almsgiving, a centuries-old practice dating back to the early 14th century. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the temporary morning market, where you can experience local life and indulge in authentic flavors. Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore Wat Sene Souk Haram, one of Luang Prabang's splendid monasteries. Unveil the secrets of Pak Ou Cave, renowned as the Thousand Buddha Cave, housing a myriad of statues. Visit Ban Muang Keo, a renowned village celebrated for its traditional Lao rice whisky distillation. On the way back, pass by two ancient temples, Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham and Wat Visoun. Pay a visit to the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center, dedicated to preserving the rich cultural diversity of Laos and its various ethnic groups. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Engage in morning almsgiving. Explore the morning market. Tour Wat Sene, Pak Ou Cave, and Ban Muang Keo. Visit Wat Mai and Wat Visoun. Drop by the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center.
Day 3

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Kuangsi Waterfall - Vientiane

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore one of Laos' most captivating waterfalls, Kuang Si Waterfall. Visit the Bear Rescue Center, an essential wildlife conservation facility located near the entrance to Kuang Si Falls. Discover the enchanting Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center. Proceed to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon your arrival, a designated transport will be at your service to transfer you to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane Activities: Enjoy the beauty of Kuang Si Waterfall. Tour the Bear Rescue Center. Explore Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park and Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center.
Day 4

Day 4: Vientiane - Buddha Park

Morning Begin your day by paying a visit to Wat Si Muang, affectionately dubbed the "Mother Temple" of Vientiane, and recognized as the most frequently visited religious shrine in Laos. Immerse yourself in the artistic charm of Buddha Park, an extensive outdoor area adorned with monumental sculptures depicting Buddha and Hindu deities. Embark on a journey to Wat Si Saket, a revered temple that stands as one of Laos' oldest surviving temples, showcasing its age through gracefully weathered wooden structures. Delve into the historical significance of Patuxai Monument, commonly known as the "Victory Gate," a war memorial prominently positioned in the heart of Vientiane. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane Activities: Discover Wat Si Muang and Buddha Park. Pass by the ancient Wat Si Saket and the iconic Patuxai Monument.
Day 5

Day 5: Vientiane - Hanoi

Morning Embark on an independent exploration of Vientiane, immersing yourself in the city's distinct charm at your preferred pace. Take a flight to Hanoi as per the schedule. Upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, our team will be present to welcome you and assist with your transfer to the assigned hotel. The standard check-in time is 14:00 (Early check-in is possible with an additional fee). Optional: Consider a leisurely day of rest and relaxation. Alternatively, delve into engaging excursions that unveil Hanoi's vibrant culture: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour: Wander through hidden corners of Hanoi, indulging in a variety of delicious street food offerings. Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day: Immerse yourself in a culinary journey, beginning with a market exploration and culminating in hands-on preparation of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore Vientiane at your own pace. Take a respite at the hotel or opt for optional activities to discover Hanoi.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel. Embark on a picturesque 3.5-hour journey to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, be warmly welcomed by the cruise staff and complete the check-in process. Enjoy a lavish lunch served onboard. Afternoon Participate in a range of captivating activities aboard the cruise, such as: Discovering Thien Cung Grotto Engaging in kayaking Taking part in an informative cooking class Evening Delight in a delicious dinner featuring freshly caught seafood. Optional: Choose a tranquil evening on the cruise. Alternatively, join the nighttime activities available (dependent on the cruise's schedule). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board Activities: Explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Engage in entertaining onboard activities.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Commence your day with an early embrace of Tai Chi practice. Savor a nourishing breakfast served onboard the cruise. After the cruise, proceed to Hanoi following the morning's adventures. Complete the check-in process at the hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Participate in a Tai Chi session. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Halong Bay.
Day 8

Day 8: Half Day Hanoi City Tour - Take Flight To Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning/Afternoon Begin your day with a delightful breakfast selection at your hotel. Visit Vietnam's inaugural university, the Temple of Literature. Pass by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh. Admire the unique architecture of the One Pillar Pagoda, resembling a delicate lotus flower. Enjoy a lunch featuring traditional Vietnamese delicacies at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel and head to the airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, a transfer will escort you to your hotel in Hoi An. Complete the check-in process and take a leisurely approach for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Explore the Temple of Literature. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Discover the distinctive One Pillar Pagoda.
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An Ancient Town - Road Transfer To Hue

Morning Commence your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, preparing for an engaging walking tour. Immerse yourself in the local allure as you meander through the town, witnessing the unfolding of daily life. Discover iconic landmarks such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. Take a pause at street-side establishments, treating yourself to a revitalizing traditional herbal drink. Explore a handicraft store, browsing through a variety of options to choose your preferred souvenirs. Afternoon Embark on a picturesque journey to Hue via a convenient shuttle bus. Upon arriving at your destination, complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Wander through the old streets to absorb the local atmosphere. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese.
Day 10

Day 10: Half Day Hue City Tour - Take Flight To Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast experience at the hotel, ensuring a wholesome beginning. Embark on a cultural journey with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a venerable temple steeped in history and nestled beside the scenic Perfume River. Unveil the rich heritage of the region as you explore the Imperial Citadel, a significant seat of power during the Nguyen Dynasty's rule for over a century. Return to the hotel for a well-deserved relaxation session before your upcoming flight. Transition to the airport for a flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, a designated transfer will welcome you and accompany you to the hotel. Complete the check-in process, and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, set against the scenic backdrop of the Perfume River. Explore the historically significant Imperial Citadel.
Day 11

Day 11: Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels And City Tour

Morning Embark on a historical exploration through the extensive Cu Chi Tunnel network, gaining deeper insights into the intricacies of the Vietnam War. Afternoon Engage in a captivating walking tour, marveling at the architectural gems that grace the city: Saigon Opera House: An exemplary showcase of French colonial architecture, standing as a testament to the city's rich history. Saigon City Hall: Originally conceived as a hotel by French architects, it has since been repurposed as the city's administrative center. Notre Dame Cathedral: A venerable church, steeped in history and a renowned landmark in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon Central Post Office: Designed by the prestigious Eiffel Company during Vietnam's French Indochina era, it remains an iconic structure from the late 19th century. Conclude the day with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, where you can indulge in souvenir shopping amidst a lively atmosphere. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Explore the intricate Cu Chi Tunnel system. Tour iconic sites including Saigon Opera House, Saigon City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Central Post Office. Navigate through the vibrant Ben Thanh Market for a memorable shopping experience.
Day 12

Day 12: Departure

Morning Start your day with a pleasant breakfast at the hotel. Head to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA Please be aware that the check-out time is set until 12:00 p.m. If you need a late check-out, please contact us. This can be arranged depending on room availability, and an extra fee may be applicable.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1850 USD
1450 USD
3star
Deluxe 2050 USD
1650 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Ha Long Bay.

* Domestic flights.

* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* Boat trips as specified.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Responsible Travel

Indochina Royal Travel practices a thorough, realistic Responsible Travel Policy, full details of which can be found in our website – Click here.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go