duration: 12 Days

North Vietnam: From Mountain To The Beach 12 days

North Vietnam: From Mountain To The Beach 12 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
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Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Ba Be lake – Ha Giang – Meo Vac – Dong Van – Sapa – Halong Bay

Exploring the Northeast and Northwest of Vietnam offers an extraordinary chance to uncover a lesser-explored aspect of this captivating country. Traverse breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the vibrant markets of mountain tribes, and delve into historical sites and quaint villages. A journey that spans Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, Meo Vac, Ha Giang, Sapa, and Halong Bay promises an authentic experience of the region’s distinct culture. Tailored for nature enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and those seeking off-the-beaten-path discoveries, this tour invites you to embrace the wonders of nature and diverse cultures in these hidden gems of Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Welcome to the vibrant city of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital! Upon arrival, our tour guide will warmly welcome you and arrange your transfer directly to the hotel in Hanoi.The standard check-in time is 2:00 pm. If you wish for an early check-in, please notify us in advance. An additional fee applies for early check-in services.Today, you have the freedom to explore Hanoi at your leisure. We highly recommend considering our optional tours or experiencing traditional shows such as the Water Puppet Show or My Village Show.Optional tours available:Nighttime Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike Half-Day Hanoi Cooking Class Feel free to get in touch with us to arrange any additional services or tours during your stay.Kindly note: Our representatives will be waiting at Pole No.10 outside the Terminal Gate for your convenience. If you encounter any difficulty finding them, please contact our travel consultant for assistance.No meals are provided for today, and your accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

The tour sets off either in the morning or afternoon, depending on availability. You'll have the flexibility to choose between traveling by car or motorbike based on your preference, and the routes can be adjusted according to your interests.During the half-day tour, you'll explore notable landmarks such as Vietnam's first university, the Temple of Literature, the unique One Pillar Pagoda, and the revered Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, alongside his stilt house. (Please note: Visits to these sites are exterior views only; closures occur on Mon and Fri, and from Jun - Aug).Following these historical and cultural explorations, the journey continues to West Lake, where the sixth-century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda awaits. This ancient pagoda, over 1500 years old, holds significant cultural importance in Hanoi.To conclude the tour, indulge in a delectable lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. The remainder of the day is free for your leisurely pursuits.Included meals for this part of the journey are breakfast and lunch, and accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake

Today's journey involves approximately 7 hours of travel by car alongside your tour guide, covering a distance of 260 km to reach Ba Be National Park.En route, there will be a stop for lunch. Anticipate arriving at Ba Be in the late afternoon, where a 30-minute boat cruise awaits, guiding you to the boatmen’s home village.Subsequently, you'll proceed to the homestay located in Pac Ngoi village, offering a traditional wooden stilt house typical of the Tay people. After settling in, take time for personal refreshment, a leisurely stroll around the village, and later, indulge in a dinner experience at the homestay.This segment of the journey includes meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with accommodation arranged at a homestay in Ba Be.
Day 4

Day 4: Ba Be Discover

Following breakfast at your homestay, your tour guide will rendezvous with you for a trek to Pac Ngoi village, where the local community thrives primarily on fishing, rice cultivation, and corn farming. Explore the area by strolling along the stream's edge, catching glimpses of the charming stilt houses.Later, hop on a bike to venture towards the Tay ethnic area, where an intriguing mountain cave awaits your exploration. Bike approximately 5 km further to reach the captivating Silk Waterfall. If weather conditions permit, take a refreshing dip or even swim in the waterfall's waters while enjoying a picnic lunch.In the afternoon, return from the waterfall and take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Ba Be lakeshore. The sunset paints a mesmerizing backdrop, offering an excellent opportunity for stunning photographs. Take a moment to visit the local market for souvenirs before heading back to our homestay.End your day with a delightful dinner and spend the night in the village among the ethnic community.Meals for the day include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with accommodation arranged at a homestay in Ba Be.
Day 5

Day 5: Ba Be - Ha Giang - Meo Vac

Around 7:30, depart from Ba Be towards Meo Vac via land transfer. Expect a journey covering approximately 260 km, taking about 6 hours. The scenic route showcases breathtaking mountain ranges and serene rivers, enhancing your travel experience.During the trip, there will be a lunch stop and a brief break to rest.By late afternoon, arrive at Meo Vac town, known for its communities of Lo Lo and Pu Peo ethnic minorities. Enjoy a dinner experience and spend the night at your homestay in Meo Vac.Meals for the day comprise breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Meo Vac.
Day 6

Day 6: Meo Vac - Dong Van - Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang

Around 7:30, following breakfast, we embark on a journey from Meo Vac to Dong Van, situated amidst the limestone plateau inhabited by the Blue Hmong ethnic group. This region offers awe-inspiring mountainous landscapes, notably the 30km winding road connecting Dong Van and Meo Vac, showcasing breathtaking views.Upon reaching Dong Van town, explore the vibrant Dong Van market, bustling especially on Sundays. Next, proceed to Pho Bang to visit the Vuong Chi Sinh Royal family's villa, boasting a unique fusion of Chinese and European architectural styles.After the market visit, our route leads us through Yen Minh and Quan Ba, culminating in the stunning "Heaven Gate," atop the highest peak in the area. Along the drive, discover sugar fields and limestone peaks that seemingly touch the sky, nestled among stone forests.By late afternoon, arrive in Ha Giang. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in a local village.Please note: The Dong Van market operates every Sunday morning. As Meo Vac, Dong Van, Yen Minh, and Ha Giang are remote regions, local restaurants may differ in standards from those in larger cities. Meals will be in line with local cuisine.Meals for the day consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Ha Giang.
Day 7

Day 7: Ha Giang - Bac Ha

Following breakfast at the hotel, around 7:30, depart from Ha Giang towards Bac Ha town. The journey spans approximately 240 km, taking about 6 hours, with an expected arrival in the later afternoon.If time permits, there will be a brief stop at Thai Giang Pho village, home to the Flower Hmong people. This presents an excellent opportunity to experience the authentic daily life of ethnic minority communities in the Vietnamese mountains.Upon arrival in Bac Ha, check-in at the hotel. Dinner will be at your own leisure, and you'll spend the night at the hotel.Meals provided for the day include breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with accommodation arranged at a hotel in Bac Ha.
Day 8

Day 8: Bac Ha - Coc Ly Market - Sapa

Around 6:30 AM, depart from Bac Ha to visit the vibrant weekly ethnic market. Along the way, immerse yourself in the serene lifestyles of various ethnic groups, including the Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Ha Nhi, and Nung. Witness the bustling market scene where locals gather not just for trading but also to connect, sharing their joys and sorrows, and exchanging experiences after the harvest season.At the market, observe the vibrant local life and cultural exchanges among the minorities.Following the market visit, embark on a boat ride along the Chay River. Experience the awe-inspiring sensation of being surrounded by towering rock mountains. Disembark the boat to explore a village of the Tay Minority situated in Trung Do village by the riverside.After the boat excursion, proceed to Bao Nhai, a small town, before returning by car to Sapa. Enjoy dinner at your leisure and spend the night in Sapa.Please note: The schedule for the markets includes Coc Ly on Tuesdays, Sin Cheng & Cao Son on Wednesdays, Lung Khau Nhin & Muong Khuong on Thursdays, Can Cau on Saturdays, and Bac Ha Market on Sundays. Depending on your travel dates, a market visit will be arranged accordingly.Meals provided for the day include breakfast and lunch, with accommodation arranged at a hotel in Sapa.
Day 9

Day 9: Sapa Trekking

The trekking excursion in Sapa commences at 9:30.Upon breakfast, your local guide will arrive to accompany you on the trekking adventure.Begin the journey by trekking to Y Linh Ho village, situated along the Muong Hoa river. From there, continue onward to Lao Chai village, home to the Black H’mong people, one of Sapa's prominent minority groups. The Black H’mong have their distinct language and don traditional indigo blue attire.Next, trek to Ta Van village, perched at an elevation of 1200 meters above sea level and inhabited by the Zay people. The Zay community comprises approximately 38,000 individuals who primarily reside in the Northwestern Vietnam mountains.Following your exploration of Ta Van village, return to Sapa town by car. Enjoy leisure time to discover Sapa and spend the night at the hotel in Sapa.Meals provided include breakfast and lunch, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Sapa.
Day 10

Day 10: Sapa - Sin Chai - Hanoi

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before checking out.Embark on a 3 km trek towards the Southwest of Sapa, heading to Cat Cat village, the residence of the Black H’mong, a renowned ethnic community in Sapa. Take your time to unwind in the village, marvel at the stunning waterfall, a remnant of a hydroelectric power station.Indulge in a picnic lunch by the riverside before continuing your 3 km trek to Sin Chai village, nestled at the base of Fansipan Mountain, known as “the Roof of Indochina.” Along the path, revel in the breathtaking mountain landscapes.Upon returning to the main road, transfer back to Sapa town via jeep, covering a distance of approximately 3 km.Later, you’ll be chauffeured to Hanoi in a shared limousine.Meals offered for the day include breakfast and lunch, with accommodation arranged at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Enjoy your morning meal at the hotel before being picked up for a transfer to Halong Bay, where an overnight cruise awaits.Upon arrival, the crew will warmly welcome you and assist with cabin check-in. While the boat navigates around the bay, savor a delightful seafood breakfast served on board.Following lunch and a brief respite on the cruise, engage in various exhilarating onboard activities such as cave exploration, kayaking, and refreshing swims in the ocean.As the day winds down, return to the main boat to unwind, relish a delectable dinner, and partake in entertaining onboard games. Spend the night on the cruise, surrounded by the tranquility of Halong Bay.Included meals for this segment are breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while accommodation is provided on the Halong Bay Cruise.
Day 12

Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

The following day in Halong Bay, it's advised to rise early to relish the bay's beauty. Engage in Tai-chi sessions or simply unwind on deck, taking in the breathtaking sunrise.Savor a delightful breakfast and brunch while the boat gracefully cruises amidst the awe-inspiring limestone formations of the bay.Around noon, the cruise concludes at Halong harbor. You'll then be transported back to Hanoi airport for your departure flight. Meals will be at your discretion, concluding the services.Meals provided for this period include breakfast and brunch, while accommodation is not applicable.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1368 USD968 USD3star
Deluxe1568 USD1168 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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 Real Food Adventure

Vietnam Real Food Adventure 12 Days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
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Tour guide
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Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Commence your journey in Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! Embark on the Vietnam Real Food Adventure, a 12-day tour package that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and four additional captivating destinations in the country. Your experience with the Vietnam Real Food Adventure encompasses hotel accommodation, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Greetings! Welcome to Vietnam. Your journey commences with a crucial introductory meeting at 6 pm. Following the briefing, embark on your initial exploration of Vietnam's vibrant culinary landscape. Make a stop at a family-owned restaurant and indulge in a bowl of noodles featuring an unexpected secret ingredient! Post-dinner, relish a bia hoi experience. This frothy, light beer is crafted fresh daily and served in simple, open-air 'brew halls'. Find a seat, and savor the delightful brew.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi

Commence the day with a classic breakfast featuring pho – a dish originating from Hanoi – crafted to invigorate your senses and set the tone for the day. Accompany your guide on a city tour, savoring some of Hanoi's celebrated street food specialties before venturing to a concealed tea house. Immerse yourself in Vietnamese tea traditions, guided by a true master. Following this, explore a local Xo community where a skilled winemaker will guide you through a tasting of distinctive Vietnamese varieties. Stroll through narrow pathways adorned with French colonial architecture, passing artist collectives, pottery workshops, and clandestine fashion ateliers – now immersed in the genuine heart of Hanoi. Upon arrival, descend into the basement of a century-old French villa and enter the realm of Xo Liquid – a rice wine-based alcohol. The expert winemaker will share his story and elucidate the process of crafting this traditional product, transmitting his passion for the craft. After this unique wine experience, visit a traditional Vietnamese residence, where a local family welcomes you to indulge in a meal showcasing fresh ingredients and regional vegetarian cuisine.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay

Embark on a journey by private vehicle to the awe-inspiring World Heritage-listed destination of Halong Bay (approximately 4 hours). Board a vessel and cruise on the mesmerizing emerald-green waters, navigating through limestone karsts while immersing yourself in the timeless tranquility of the surroundings. Halong Bay stands as a secluded haven adorned with 2000 limestone islands emerging from the turquoise waters of Bac Bo Gulf. Encompassing an area of approximately 1500 square kilometers, it features pristine beaches and caves sculpted over millennia by the forces of waves and wind. Explore one of the lesser-known caves before returning to your vessel in the late afternoon, where an onboard chef will delight you with a delectable feast.Accommodation: Overnight boat
Day 4

Day 4: Overnight train

Catch a bus for the return journey to Hanoi (around 3.5 hours) and later hop on an overnight train heading to Hue (approximately 12 hours). While the accommodations on the train are modest, the overnight experience proves to be enriching. It serves as an efficient means of covering long distances and offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of the country. Many trains include a dining carriage that provides straightforward meals, but some travelers prefer to prepare by securing fresh bread, cheese, and fruit before departure.Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 5

Day 5: Hue

Hue, recognized as Vietnam's former royal capital, boasts a culinary scene often regarded as the finest in the country. Influenced by its imperial legacy, characterized by small dishes and an emphasis on aesthetic presentation, as well as its profound Buddhist heritage, reflected in the abundance of vegetarian restaurants, the cuisine in this region is truly unique. Upon arrival (around 8:30 am), indulge in a classic breakfast featuring bun bo Hue – a beloved Vietnamese soup consisting of rice vermicelli (bun) and beef (bo). After settling your luggage at the hotel, embark on a motorbike tour exploring the city's imperial landmarks! Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery dating back to 1601, where you'll encounter a car that once belonged to a monk involved in the 1963 protests. A dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River (approximately 40 minutes) will be followed by a special lunch stop for a vegetarian Buddhist meal at a pagoda. The day concludes with a visit to the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. The evening is yours for a personal culinary exploration. Consult your guide for recommendations on the best places to savor imperial street delicacies like banh hue (rice flour cakes filled with shrimp, pork, and spices).Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An

Commence your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, encompassing the Forbidden Purple City. Despite being heavily damaged during the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War, the overgrown ruins exude a captivating atmosphere. The bomb craters serve as poignant reminders of the wartime devastation inflicted upon the country. Travel south by bus, traversing coastal rice paddies and navigating the mountainous Hai Van Pass. Along the way, make a stop to witness the traditional preparation of My Quang – a Vietnamese noodle dish originating from the Quang Nam Province. A local expert will guide you through the process before indulging in a tasting session with your group. Continue the journey to Hoi An (approximately 4 hours, including a lunch stop). Renowned for its immaculate restoration, this city preserves the essence of centuries gone by, revealing its charm with each exploration. Seize the opportunity to shop and consider having some garments tailor-made. The offerings include a diverse range of original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, lanterns, and fabrics. Upon arrival, your guide will lead an orientation walk around the Ancient Town. The evening is yours to explore, and your leader can recommend exceptional local Vietnamese dining experiences.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An

Embark on your day with a guided walking tour of Hoi An, exploring iconic sights such as the Japanese covered bridge and the intricate network of alleyways within the Old Town. Later, venture to a quaint local market where you can spot various items to purchase – an ideal opportunity to acquire Vietnamese culinary utensils. In the afternoon, visit the charming village of Tra Que, situated on the outskirts of Hoi An. Renowned for its vegetable and aromatic herb gardens, this village has earned a reputation as a culinary haven. Stroll through the lush farmland, interact with the friendly local residents, and then immerse yourself in a hands-on cooking class led by a skilled village chef specializing in Pho Hoi cuisine.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An

Enjoy a day of leisure in Hoi An, giving you the flexibility to explore the town at your own pace. Seek recommendations from your leader for the best local food and activities to enhance your experience. For those who rise early, consider visiting the lively Hoi An fish markets, particularly vibrant in the morning. If the weather permits, take a bicycle, available for rent in town, to reach the local beach for a refreshing swim. In the evening, savor seafood along the waterfront or embark on a boat journey for a barbecue feast on a nearby island.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a brief flight to Ho Chi Minh City, lasting approximately 1 hour. Begin your exploration with a guided tour, providing insight into the city's dynamic blend of old and new, as well as its harmonious convergence of East and West. Ho Chi Minh City reflects a pronounced French influence, evident in its excellent coffee and delectable baguettes. Visit significant landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum, General Post Office, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, concluding your tour at the vibrant Ben Thanh Market. This bustling market is an ideal spot for acquiring last-minute snacks, cooking utensils, ingredients, or gifts for loved ones. Participate in an engaging cooking class later in the evening, where a passionate chef will introduce contemporary twists to traditional Vietnamese dishes. Revel in the delightful feast you've prepared during a shared dinner.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Mekong Delta

Board a private bus for a journey to the Mekong Delta, spanning approximately 2–3 hours. Subsequently, embark on a serene cruise along the Mekong River on a traditional sampan, a prevalent mode of transportation in this region. Drift past verdant farms and orchards until you reach your guesthouse, situated adjacent to a family residence. Familiarize yourself with your hosts and take a leisurely stroll through the garden, unwind, or offer assistance with dinner preparations. Indulge in a delectable southern Vietnamese banquet served on the expansive veranda, providing a picturesque view of the garden as the sun sets.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

If you're inclined towards an early morning bike ride, accompany your hosts to the nearby village market to procure breakfast provisions for the group, followed by a delightful meal back at the homestay. Subsequently, journey back to Ho Chi Minh City by bus. The remainder of your day is yours to explore at your own pace. If you're still energized in the evening, you may opt to savor a farewell Vietnamese meal in the company of your newfound friends.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

With no scheduled activities for today, feel free to check out from the accommodation at your convenience. Should you desire more time to explore Ho Chi Minh City, we can assist in arranging additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard2345 USD1945 USD3star
Deluxe2545 USD2145 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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

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12 Days Ultimate Vietnam From Hanoi To Central and South

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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, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on an incredible journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with the 12 Days Ultimate Vietnam From Hanoi To Central and South tour. This comprehensive 12-day package explores the cultural richness of Vietnam, covering Hanoi and five other captivating destinations. Your accommodations include a mix of hotels and hostels, ensuring a comfortable stay throughout. The package encompasses flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more for an immersive travel experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Greetings in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! Your designated driver will meet you and provide transportation to your hotel located in the charming Hanoi Old Quarter.Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel, and take some personal time to explore and discover the unique atmosphere of the Old Quarter.Please note that hotel check-in is scheduled for 13:00.Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour (Meal: B,D)

From 6:00 to 6:15 pm: Your knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the designated meeting point. Embark on a culinary adventure in Hanoi, exploring the local street food scene. Stroll through historic streets, uncovering cultural and historical landmarks, including a visit to the Heritage House to gain insights into the traditional architecture of ancient Hanoi.Indulge your taste buds with a delightful serving of "Bánh Cuốn" (steamed rice rolls) from a renowned local eatery. This delectable dish features steamed rice rolls filled with a savory mixture of ground pork and ear mushrooms. Continue the gastronomic journey by sampling "Che" (sweet gruel) at a traditional venue, a famous sweet soup unique to Hanoi's old quarter.Navigate through the bustling local market to witness a vibrant display of products, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lifestyle and culture of the residents. Relish the flavors of Hanoi with a bowl of "Pho," an iconic and heavenly dish that epitomizes the essence of the city.Immerse yourself in the culinary culture as you savor "Bun Cha" (Vermicelli with grilled pork), a must-try authentic local delicacy. The journey continues with a stop at a small corner of Hanoi to experience the local ambiance while enjoying a cup of "Bia Hoi" (Fresh beer). Conclude this delightful evening with the unique flavor of Vietnamese "Cafe Trung" (egg coffee).At 8:00 pm, return to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise (Meal: B,L,D)

From 8:00 to 8:30: Your dedicated tour guide and comfortable bus will pick you up directly from your hotel. Embark on a scenic journey to Halong Bay, taking approximately 4 hours with a brief rest stop midway to ensure your comfort.12:45: Upon arrival at Halong Harbor, the welcoming crew invites you aboard with a refreshing Welcome drink. Check into your cozy cabin and indulge in a sumptuous traditional Vietnamese lunch served on board.Following lunch, take advantage of free time to bask in the sun on the sundeck, capturing picturesque moments as the cruise meanders through the myriad of majestic mountains.15:00: The cruise drops anchor at the heart of Halong Bay, allowing you to explore the renowned Amazing Cave, a cavern of remarkable size and beauty.16:00: Sail towards Ti Tov Island, where you can embark on a hike to its summit, offering panoramic views of the entire bay. Revel in sunbathing on the sandy beach and take a refreshing swim in the pristine waters.17:15: Return to the boat and relish the enchanting sunset while enjoying a selection of fruits and wine.As the evening unfolds, our talented chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, sharing the secrets of crafting Vietnamese spring rolls. You'll have the opportunity to try your hand at creating this delectable dish.19:00: Dinner is served, featuring an array of mouthwatering Vietnamese delicacies.After dinner, immerse yourself in leisure activities such as watching a movie, engaging in card games, or participating in the exhilarating Squid fishing game.Overnight accommodation on board, surrounded by the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meal: B, L)

Ensure you rise a bit early to relish the captivating sunrise over Halong Bay – a truly enchanting moment of your journey.7:00: Delight in a delectable breakfast served on board.8:15: Embark on an exhilarating Kayaking adventure amidst the majestic mountains, allowing you to personally explore the splendors of Halong Bay.9:30: Return to the cruise and complete the check-out process for your cabin. Subsequently, take advantage of the leisurely time to unwind on the sundeck, absorbing the scenic beauty of the bay.11:00: Indulge in a delightful brunch as the cruise gently navigates back to Halong Harbor.12:30: Disembark and board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a brief stop midway to ensure your comfort.16:30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, marking the conclusion of your memorable adventure.Overnight accommodation at your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi Free & Easy – Overnight Train to Hue (Meal: B)

Discovering the charm of Hanoi's Old Quarter—an intriguing destination for tourists. Stroll through the labyrinthine streets to witness the daily life of Hanoians. Explore the narrow houses that are often shared by multiple families. Notice the small and slender entrances along the street, serving as access points to various residences within.Indulge in the flavors of various street foods, marvel at the architecture of old houses, and encounter numerous fascinating elements.In the late afternoon, your driver will collect you from your hotel, transporting you to Hanoi Train Station for the night train journey to Hue City.Overnight aboard the train.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue arrival – Train station pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Upon your arrival, our driver will greet you at Hue Train Station and provide transportation to your hotel in Hue.Complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy your leisure time exploring the city of Hue.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hue.
Day 7

Day 7: Hue city - Imperial Palace Day Tour (Meal: B,L)

Between 7:45 and 8:30, our dedicated tour guide and driver will collect you from your hotel for an exciting exploration of Hue city.Embark on a memorable journey, including:A delightful Dragon boat excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hue city. A visit to the Imperial Citadel by car, the residence of Vietnam's final royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty. An exploration of the Hue Royal Antiques Museum, showcasing a collection of artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty. An engaging trip to Dong Ba Market, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of local residents. A serene boat trip on Perfume River, providing an opportunity to observe local life along the riverbanks. Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing the adventure with visits to:Khai Dinh King’s Tomb, a fascinating fusion of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, renowned for its majestic and symmetrical architectural structures. Villages specializing in conical hat and incense stick making. Return to your hotel between 16:00 and 16:30.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hue.
Day 8

Day 8: Hue – Hai Van giant Pass – Hoi An ( Meal: B )

Following breakfast, your driver will be ready to pick you up from your hotel, commencing an exploration of the magnificent and expansive Hai Van Pass. This journey not only treats you to picturesque landscapes en route to Hoi An but also provides an opportunity to marvel at the panoramic views from the pass. Taking a moment to pause during the drive and capture the breathtaking expanse of the pass valley in photographs is an unmissable experience. Witnessing the vastness of nature from the heights of the pass, you'll perceive the smallness of humanity against this grand backdrop.Upon reaching your hotel in Hoi An, check in and enjoy leisure time to discover the charms of Hoi An's ancient town, adorned with numerous lanterns, the iconic Pagoda bridge, and well-preserved old houses.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9

Day 9: Farming & Fishing Trip (Meal: B,L)

Between 09:00 and 09:30 AM, your tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel to embark on a delightful cycling excursion to a nearby farming village. Meandering along charming country roads, you'll have the opportunity to capture picturesque scenes with farmers working in the fields, alongside fishponds, and accompanied by water buffaloes. For those with an adventurous spirit, there's even a chance to experience riding a water buffalo.Continuing the journey, you'll cycle to a local home where you'll be warmly greeted with local "En water." Subsequently, the farmer will guide you to the boat station, allowing you to navigate through the coconut-palm-lined waterways, far removed from the noise and traffic of city motor scooters. Here, you'll learn and practice traditional fishing techniques, utilizing both round and cast nets, and experience paddling Vietnamese bamboo basket boats.Following the boating adventure, engage in the daily tasks of rural life with local farmers. Participate in activities such as collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering, and harvesting. Concluding the farming experience, return to the farmer's home to indulge in a relaxing foot massage using local herbal treatments.After a satisfying lunch, hop back on your bicycle for a return journey to your hotel, reaching it between 13:30 and 14:00. With some free time on your hands, take a leisurely stroll to explore the enchanting beauty of Hoi An's old town.Overnight stay at your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Strolling along the narrow, time-worn streets of Hoi An's old town, you'll be enveloped in a serene ambiance. The remarkable ancient architecture, influenced by Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese styles, will leave a lasting impression. The local residents, with their modest and down-to-earth lifestyles, contribute to an unforgettable experience.As the appointed time approaches, your driver will be ready to pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City, a driver will be waiting to accompany you to your hotel.Overnight stay at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Cu Chi war tunnel trip (Meal: B,L)

The Cu Chi tunnel system was ingeniously constructed by the Viet Cong, a Communist guerrilla troop, during the Vietnam War to resist the American colonial and South Vietnamese forces. Spanning over 220 km, this labyrinthine network of tunnels, deeply embedded underground, has become a symbol of resilience and a unique architectural feat. It features trap doors, storage facilities, purpose-built living quarters, hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. Today, Cu Chi tunnels attract both Vietnamese and international travelers alike.Commencing at 08:00 - 08:30, our knowledgeable tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to embark on a 60 km journey to Cu Chi, a district celebrated for its heroic role in the anti-American war. The serene rural landscape, with rice paddies and water buffalos, contrasts sharply with the historical significance of the region. It's hard to fathom the devastation caused by bombings and mines during the war, transforming Cu Chi into a "Free Target Zone." Remnants of that turbulent era are still visible, serving as a testament to the intense battles that unfolded.Visitors can even experience crawling through the tunnels (excluding those with certain physical limitations). A local restaurant provides lunch at noon, offering a chance to savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine.By 13:00, the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City commences, and by 14:00, you'll be back at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Overnight stay at your hotel in HCM City.
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh Departure (Meal: B)

Today marks the conclusion of your journey, and you have the freedom to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure. Take the opportunity for some souvenir shopping before being transferred to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your return flight. The trip concludes.Hotel check-out time: 12:00Who is suitable for this tour? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children.Pricing details: - The quoted price is on a per-person basis.For solo travelers, accommodation will be provided in a shared dorm room at the hostel throughout your vacation.This is a 3-star package. If you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package, please let us know!If you're interested in traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in the South to the North, kindly inform us!

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1069 USD669 USD3star
Deluxe1269 USD869 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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 Family Holiday

Vietnam Family Holiday 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, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City

Commence your journey in Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! Embark on the Vietnam Family Holiday, a 13-day tour package that will guide you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations. Your experience will feature accommodation in hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and additional inclusions.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Greetings! Welcome to Vietnam. Hanoi is renowned for its picturesque lakes, tree-lined avenues, lush public parks, and the bustling Old Quarter. The Old Quarter is like stepping into an architectural time capsule, featuring ochre buildings that exude the ambiance of a 1930s provincial French town. Upon your arrival at the airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel, marking the commencement of your adventure. Join us for a welcome meeting at 5 pm. Following that, you may consider sharing a meal with your family and fellow travelers (optional).Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or a similar establishment
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi

Embark on a comprehensive city tour. Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, and the serene Temple of Literature – an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, delving into the rich and diverse heritage of Vietnam. Enjoy a delightful lunch at KOTO restaurant, a remarkable establishment and a longstanding partner of Intrepid. KOTO follows the philosophy of 'know one, teach one' and supports underprivileged local youth by providing them with opportunities in the hospitality industry. In the evening, treat yourself to a traditional water puppet performance. This age-old northern tradition, dating back nearly a millennium, features performances accompanied by traditional Vietnamese music using drums, wooden bells, horns, and bamboo flutes.Accommodation: Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel or a similar establishment
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay

Take a minibus journey to the magnificent Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site (approximately 4 hours). This bay is a stunning, secluded harbor adorned with around 2,000 limestone islands emerging from the waters of the Bac Bo Gulf. Board your private boat and cruise through the mesmerizing limestone peaks. Revel in the opportunity to swim in the renowned Vietnam East Sea and explore caves adorned with breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy a serene night on board, beneath a sky filled with stars. The sailing junk features twin-share cabins with air-conditioning and private facilities, along with a dining room and bar. Please note that recent local authority changes have impacted overnight stays on the bay. As a result, a larger boat, typically with 12 cabins, may be utilized to accommodate all Intrepid travelers, with passengers potentially distributed across multiple boats. Rest assured, an Intrepid group leader will be present on each boat, and the route and onboard offerings will remain unchanged.Accommodation: Halong Bay Junk
Day 4

Day 4: Hue

Savor your breakfast on the boat this morning and consider opting for an early morning kayak adventure. Later, return to Hanoi by bus (approximately 3.5 hours) and catch an overnight train bound for Hue. As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue harbors the treasures of the country's royal heritage. The city presents a fascinating blend of lively streets and serene surroundings. While the conditions on the overnight train are modest, these journeys offer a quintessential Southeast Asian experience, providing a chance to connect with locals during long-distance travels. Appreciate the ride and relax! Most trains have a dining carriage serving simple fare, but it's a good idea to stock up on fresh bread, cheese, and fruit before departure. Please note that sleeper trains typically feature four-berth compartments (occasionally six-berth, depending on seasonal variations) with bench seats converting into sleeping bunks. You'll be provided with a sheet, pillow, and blanket, but some travelers prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Occasionally, passengers of different genders may share a compartment, and there might be instances where you share with local or non-group travelers.Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train
Day 5

Day 5: Hue

Welcome to Hue! Your guide will assist you in selecting a delightful local breakfast option this morning after your journey on the overnight train. Following that, embark on a dragon boat cruise along the Perfume River. This excursion includes a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, widely recognized as the unofficial symbol of Hue. The pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery founded in 1601, holds historical significance. Notably, it features a car that belonged to a former monk. In 1963, he drove to Saigon and set himself on fire in protest against the mistreatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Explore one of the royal tombs, that of Emperor Tu Duc, surrounded by a serene lake and a grove of frangipani and pine trees. Optionally, visit the tomb of Minh Mang, celebrated for its lush forest backdrop and impressive architecture, rendering it one of the most majestic royal tombs.Accommodation: Thanh Lich 2 Hotel or similar
Day 6

Day 6: Hue

Explore further into the captivating former capital today. Your destination is the Imperial Citadel, showcasing the best-preserved remnants of a vast citadel and Royal center that once thrived on this fortified grounds. Despite the unfortunate war-induced destruction, the unique fortifications offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. The overgrown ruins, adorned with foliage, create an intriguing environment for a couple of hours of exploration. Your journey also includes a visit to the Forbidden Purple City, nearly obliterated during the Tet Offensive in 1968. The visible craters from bomb impacts provide a stark reminder of the devastating toll the war exacted on the country.Accommodation: Thanh Lich 2 Hotel or similar
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An

Traveling by bus, journey southward through scenic coastal rice paddies, then traverse the breathtaking Hai Van Pass along the mountainous terrain en route to Hoi An (approximately 4 hours). Recently granted World Heritage status, Hoi An is impeccably preserved and radiates a serene ambiance. Ideal for leisurely strolls, the town features many charming Japanese houses and Chinese temples lining its narrow lanes. Certain parts of Hoi An have retained their appearance from over a century ago. The town is also a shopping haven, offering opportunities to explore local markets and shops for unique paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, and lanterns. Hoi An has gained fame for its tailor shops, presenting a diverse array of fabrics and skilled tailors.Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel or similar
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An

Following breakfast, we embark on a morning excursion to Cua Dai Beach. Renowned for its breathtaking white sand bordered by swaying palm trees and offering vistas of the Cham Islands, this beach is a true gem. We return to town for lunch and devote the afternoon to a hands-on experience learning the art of preparing White Rose Cake—an activity that promises enjoyment for the entire family!Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel or similar
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An

Indulge in additional leisure time in this enchanting ancient town. Consider participating in a cooking class to unlock the secrets of crafting local delicacies such as cao lau—a savory concoction featuring dark pork broth, thick yellow noodles, sliced pork, bean sprouts, green vegetables, and croutons. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the vibrant street food scene with a guided tour. If you're feeling more active, renting bicycles for a family cycling adventure through the picturesque surrounding countryside is an excellent choice. Another delightful activity for the whole family is a bamboo basket ride along the waterways nestled within the jungle. Explore various optional day and half-day excursions by consulting with your guide.Accommodation: Thuy Duong Hotel or similar
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a brief flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling economic hub (approximately 1 hour). Formerly named Saigon, this city is a captivating blend of old and new, with a rich tapestry of sights and sounds representing a fusion of East and West. Explore the vibrant Ben Thanh Market, savor a delectable local street food lunch, and partake in an orientation walk. Following this, you have the freedom to discover the city at your own pace. Your guide will provide engaging and enjoyable suggestions for both you and the kids. Consider a cyclo ride to Cholon, the Chinatown district of Ho Chi Minh City, to explore its temples. Alternatively, indulge in some serious shopping at a Vietnamese-style department store.Accommodation: Lavender Hotel or similar
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta

Travel to the Mekong Delta and explore the undiscovered charm of Ben Tre, where coconuts play a central role in daily life. Renowned for its lush harvests of tropical fruits and flowers, the fertile delta offers a unique experience. Upon arrival, board a private boat and navigate through the intricate network of waterways, visiting local cottage industries for an insightful glimpse into a different facet of the regional economy. Proceed to your overnight homestay by the water, where you'll be welcomed into a family home for an authentic local encounter, providing a firsthand view of daily life. Accommodations consist of simple camp beds in dorm-style rooms, and all meals are included, with bedding and mosquito nets provided.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 12-13

Day 12-13: Ho Chi Minh

Begin your day in the delta with the rising sun, immersing yourself in the local rhythm. Explore a nearby market and a workshop specializing in soya bean production. Later in the day, return to Ho Chi Minh City for an additional night. You should reach the city in the afternoon, allowing for one last opportunity to discover its charms. On Day 13, your journey concludes, and you are free to depart at your convenience. For those with arranged airport transfers, your leader will provide details about your departure time and onward flight.Accommodation: Lavender Hotel or similar

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1860 USD1460 USD3star
Deluxe2060 USD1660 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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.

Q & A : Before You Go

Highlight Vietnam from North Down To South – 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, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a journey that commences in Hanoi and concludes in Ho Chi Minh City! The Twelve Day Highlight Vietnam from North Down To South is a comprehensive 12-day tour package that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and six additional destinations. Your accommodations will include hotels and hostels, accompanied by the expertise of a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy inclusive features such as meals, transportation, and more throughout this enriching experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Welcome to Vietnam! Our chauffeur will greet you at Noi Bai Airport and escort you to the hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter.Indulge in a welcome drink upon arrival and complete the check-in process at the hotel.Take advantage of free time to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter, immersing yourself in local life and savoring the flavors of street food.Hotel check-in time: 13:00Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.Inclusion: Private airport pick-up; Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day (Meal:B,L)

8:00 – 8:30: Your driver and tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel, commencing the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.The bus will make a midway stop after 1 hour and a half for a brief break, allowing you to stretch your legs and capture some scenic countryside photos.Continuing the journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century under the rule of two dynasties, Dinh and Le Empire. Explore the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam through the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le. Gain insights into aspects of Vietnam that may still be unfamiliar to you.Next, the bus will transport you to a local restaurant where you'll enjoy a buffet lunch featuring an array of delectable local dishes. Notably, try the renowned goat meat, a specialty of Ninh Binh.Following lunch, your tour guide will provide insights into Tam Coc before embarking on a tranquil rowing boat journey on the Ngo Dong River. Glide through the three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba) and marvel at the "Halong Bay on land." Encounter local farmers working in the rice fields, offering you a glimpse into the charming countryside life in Vietnam.After the boat excursion in Tam Coc, hop on a bicycle to explore the paddy fields and meander through the local village, providing you with an immersive experience of the simple daily life of the local people.16:00: Return to the bus and begin the journey back to Hanoi, bidding farewell to the enchanting destination.18:30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter.Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Buffet Lunch); Rowing boat trip; Cycling time; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)

Check out of your room and leave your luggage at the hotel. Bring only a handbag with essentials for the trip: passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items.8:00 – 8:30: Your tour guide and bus will pick you up from the hotel, heading to Halong Bay by bus with a short break halfway.12:45: Arrive at Halong Harbor. The crew welcomes you on board with a refreshing Welcome drink. Check into your cabin and savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch.After lunch, enjoy free time for sunbathing on the sundeck, capture photos while cruising amidst the numerous mountains.15:00: The cruise anchors in the center of Halong Bay. Explore Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave), one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.16:00: Head to Ti Top Island, where you can hike to the top for panoramic views of the entire bay, sunbathe on the sandy beach, and swim in the pristine water.17:15: Return to the boat. Delight in the sunset with fruit and wine.Our onboard chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, sharing the secrets of making Vietnamese spring rolls. You'll have the opportunity to practice making them yourself.19:00: Dinner will be served with a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes.After dinner, enjoy free time to watch a movie, play cards, or participate in the squid fishing game.Overnight on the cruise.Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner); Welcome drink; Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave); Titov Island (Hiking, swimming, sunbathing); Sunset Party (Free fruit & a glass of wine); Cooking Demonstration; Complimentary water
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Wake up a bit early to relish the Sunrise in Halong Bay, a serene moment during your journey.7:00: Delight in a delicious breakfast.8:15: Embark on a kayaking adventure amidst the picturesque mountains, exploring the beauty of Halong Bay at your own pace.9:30: Return to the cruise and check out of your cabin.Take some leisure time to relax on the sundeck and admire the bay's scenic views.11:00: Indulge in a delightful brunch as the cruise sails back to Halong Harbor.12:30: Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a short break halfway.16:30 – 17:00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi city.Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Kayaking; Tai Chi lesson; Complimentary water
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals:B,L,D)

Check out of your room and leave your luggage at the hotel. Bring only a handbag with essentials for the trip: passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items.Embark on a 12km trek through the terraced fields from Sapa town to the homestay.6:30 - 7:00 am: A shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the sleeper bus. Depart for Sapa with a short break on the way for relaxation and stretching your legs.12:30-13:00: Our local tour guide warmly welcomes you to Sapa. Upon arrival in Sapa, the Real Sapa Experience trip begins.Start by trekking through the town to observe the daily life and architecture. As you explore the town, you'll step onto the terrace rice, corn, and potato fields. Experience more than just natural landscapes and fresh air; the host will share local culture, customs, and habits, providing a non-touristy experience.Continue trekking through the villages to gain a deeper understanding of the life of minorities in Sapa. Witness simple houses, observe daily life, and interact with the locals, creating a genuine connection.On the trekking route, encounter terrace after terrace of fields, along with a charming waterfall for relaxation and photo opportunities.Upon arriving at the guide's house, her family welcomes you as a long-lost member. Participate in preparing dinner with the family by picking vegetables from the garden and cooking local foods in the kitchen, all while exchanging stories.In the evening, experience the warm atmosphere of a local family. Share and learn about their culture through the stories the host is delighted to impart.Overnight at the guide's house.Inclusion: Sleeper bus Hanoi – Sapa; Local English-speaking tour guide; All entrance fees, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Local home-stay; Complimentary water on the bus; Trekking time; Cooking with the host
Day 6

Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Feel free to rise a bit early and witness the host starting a new day, preparing breakfast that everyone can enjoy together.You have the following options:Embark on a trek to explore more distant villages and scenic areas, passing through the bamboo forest and terrace fields.Alternatively, you can inform your guide of your interest in working in their family's fields, participating in activities such as harvesting, planting, or field maintenance.Return to Sapa town via shuttle bus.Enjoy some free time to explore the local market in Sapa town and discover the town at your leisure before returning to Hanoi.15:30: Board the sleeper bus for the return journey to Hanoi.21:30: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter.Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.Inclusion: Sleeper bus Sapa – Hanoi; English-speaking tour guide; All entrance fees; Meals (Breakfast, Lunch); Trekking time; Shuttle bus in Hanoi
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi free time – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (Meals: B)

Today, you have the freedom to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter at your own pace. You may choose to visit attractions such as the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, or Ngoc Son Temple.Later, the driver will transport you to Noi Bai Airport for your flight to Da Nang.Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, our driver will be there to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An, where you will complete the check-in process.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.Inclusion: Airport transfer in Hanoi; Airport pick-up in Da Nang; Flight ticket with 20kg hand baggage allowance; Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Famring & Fishing Trip (Meal:B,L)

Between 09:00 and 09:30 AM, your tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel. Embark on a cycling adventure through charming country lanes to reach a local farming village. Along the way, seize the opportunity to capture captivating images with farmers in the fields, fishponds, and alongside buffalo. If you wish, you can even experience riding a water buffalo.Continue your journey to a local home where you will be warmly greeted with local water known as "En water." Subsequently, the farmer will accompany you to the boat station for a serene boat ride along the coconut-palm-lined waterways. Escape the bustle of traffic, motor scooters, and city noise as you discover and practice traditional Vietnamese fishing techniques using round and cast nets. Paddle in Vietnamese bamboo basket boats, soaking in the tranquil surroundings.Participate in the daily agricultural activities alongside local farmers, engaging in tasks such as collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering, and harvesting.Upon leaving the garden, return to the farmer's home to indulge in a foot massage infused with local herbal treatments.Following lunch, cycle back to your hotel.Between 13:30 and 14:00, arrive at your hotel, granting you free time to explore the enchanting beauty of Hoi An's old town.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.Inclusion: Mini-van for hotel pick-up and drop-off within Hoi An; English-speaking guide; Bicycles; Helmet; Boat cruise including Vietnamese bamboo basket boats; Enjoy a basket boat dancing performance; Origami teaching featuring birds, grasshoppers, flowers, and more; Light traditional local rice dishes at a local farmer's house; Lunch on the boat cooked by Captain Cook; Numerous photo opportunities.
Day 9

Day 9: My Son sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)

Between 08:00 and 08:30, our bus and tour guide will collect you from your hotel or stay in Hoi An. As we leave Hoi An and cross the Cua Dai bridge, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Hoi An river system, mountains, and Cham islands. Our journey takes us to a bustling fishing village, where market traders showcase their evening catches, providing excellent opportunities for memorable photographs.By 09:45, we reach My Son, often referred to as the "Valley of Kings" by French historians. This ancient site served as the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to the 15th century. A traditional dance performance precedes our walking tour of the Cham ruins, featuring a short ascent along a jungle-bordered track. As you explore the area, our guide will delve into the history of this religious site, once a burial place for Cham monarchs.At 12:00, we begin our return journey to Hoi An, where we initiate a boat trip on the Thu Bon River. Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, this two-hour boat excursion will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village, and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village.By 15:30, the boat trip concludes at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You'll have the freedom to explore the old town or return to your hotel using your preferred mode of transportation.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Boat trip; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hoi An.
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang airport – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals:B)

Exploring Hoi An's old town is a delightful experience, offering an opportunity to immerse yourself in traditional customs and architecture. Stroll leisurely through the charming streets, capturing photos of ancient houses that reflect a blend of Chinese and Japanese influences. Take a moment to savor a delightful coffee by the riverside, creating lasting memories.Your driver will be ready to pick you up from the hotel, providing a convenient transfer to Da Nang airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City.Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, your driver will greet you and transport you to your hotel in the city.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer and pick-up; Flight ticket Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City with 20kg hand check; Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11

Day 11: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:30 and 08:15, your driver and tour guide will collect you from your hotel, signaling the beginning of your journey away from the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. The destination is My Tho, a charming town situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. As you board the sampan, cruise along the river, passing by the enchanting Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.A stop at Unicorn Island invites you to stroll through the country lanes, exploring orchards and savoring tropical fruits. Immerse yourself in the local culture with traditional folk songs performed by the talented residents. Venture to a fruit plantation and embark on a hand-rowed sampan ride through Thoi Son canal, relishing the scenic countryside. Explore a family-run business, visit a honeybee farm, and indulge in honey tea and the art of coconut candy making.After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy some leisure time. In the afternoon, cycle around Tan Thach village, engaging with local villagers to gain insights into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those opting out of the cycling excursion, relax in a hammock and relish the refreshing breeze. As the day concludes, return to Ho Chi Minh City, with a drop-off at your hotel around 17:00.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Inclusion: Transportation; English-speaking tour guide; Boat trip; All entrance fees; Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12

Day 12: HCM city – Flight out (Meal:B)

Take your time to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace, visiting attractions such as Ben Thanh Market and China Town. Immerse yourself in the local flavors, savoring delicious foods, and experiencing daily life. When the time comes, we will arrange your transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure. This marks the conclusion of your journey.Note:Solo travelers will be accommodated in a shared dorm room at the hostel during their vacation.This is a group tour, and different groups will be formed for each trip during your vacation.Inclusion: Private airport transfer; Meal (Breakfast)Who should join? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children.Price Structure: - The quoted price is on a per-person basis.This is a 3-star package; please let us know if you are interested in upgrading to a 4 or 5-star package!Should you wish to extend the trip, add more nights in any city, or start from the South, please inform us!

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1129 USD729 USD3star
Deluxe1329 USD929 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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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12 Days Impressive Vietnam From Ho Chi Minh city

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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, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

Embark on a journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi with our 12 Days Impressive Vietnam tour. Over the course of 12 days, you will explore various destinations in Vietnam, experiencing the rich cultural tapestry and diverse landscapes this beautiful country has to offer. The package includes accommodations in hotels and hostels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more. Join us on this immersive cultural adventure through Vietnam.

 

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival (Meal: No)

Arriving in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, you will be greeted by our driver at Tan Son Nhat Airport, who will transfer you to your centrally located hotel. Feel free to check in and take some time to explore the city at your leisure.Note: Hotel check-in time is at 13:00.Overnight stay at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2

Day 2: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:30 and 08:15, your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, initiating your escape from the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh. The journey begins as you head to My Tho, a town nestled on the left bank of the Mekong River. Aboard a sampan, cruise along the river, passing the enchanting Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.Pause at Unicorn Island to stroll along country lanes, explore orchards, and indulge in tropical fruits while enjoying local folk songs performed by the residents. Take a tour of a fruit plantation before embarking on a hand-rowed sampan adventure through Thoi Son canal, immersing yourself in the picturesque countryside. Visit a family business, explore a honey-bee farm, and participate in a delightful honey tea and coconut candy workshop.After a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant, take a break before embarking on an afternoon cycling escapade around Tan Thach village. Encounter local villagers, gaining insights into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, unwind in a hammock and enjoy the refreshing breeze. Later, you will be returned to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City around 17:00.Overnight stay at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city free and easy – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (Meal: B)

Enjoy leisure time in Saigon for self-exploration. Take in the iconic sights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum. Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle in the city center, savoring the diverse local cuisine until the scheduled transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang.Upon arrival in Da Nang, your driver will be waiting at the airport. As you travel to Hoi An, take in the scenic views of the city.Overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.Optional: Half-day tour of the Cu Chi War Tunnels.
Day 4

Day 4: Hoi An free time (Meal:B)

Explore the charming Hoi An Old Town, where Vietnamese traditional architecture seamlessly blends with Japanese and Chinese influences dating back to the 17th century. Wander through well-preserved houses and visit lantern shops or tailor-made boutiques to create your own unique dress. Enjoy the sunny weather by sunbathing on the beach or cycling to a local village to gain insights into the lives of the local farmers.Overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.Optional: Engage in a Farming & Fishing trip or embark on a one-day tour of Hue city.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An – My Son sanctuary 1 Day tour (Meal: B,L)

Between 7:30 and 8:00, our bus and tour guide will pick you up directly from your hotel for an enlightening journey to My Son. After a scenic one-hour drive, you'll arrive at My Son Holy Land, nestled amidst magnificent mountains, approximately 48km west of Hoi An. Established in the late 4th century under the reign of Cham's King Bhadravaman, My Son evolved into a religious center. Boasting over 70 towers and temples with diverse architectural styles, My Son is a vast religious complex.Explore the intricate carvings and sculptures crafted by the Cham people. The Old Tower of the Cham extends a warm welcome, offering a deeper understanding of the culture and civilization of ancient Champa. Dedicate about two hours to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cham Kingdom's ancient structures, guided by our knowledgeable tour guide.At noon, bid farewell to My Son and board a boat at the boat station for a leisurely cruise along the Thu Bon River. Witness the daily lives of the local people, absorbing the vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy a soft lunch on the boat while taking in the scenic views along the river.Around 13:30, the boat trip concludes at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will then transfer you to a local restaurant for a satisfying lunch. Afterward, return to your hotel and conclude your enriching day.Overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An free time – Overnight train to Hanoi (Meal: B)

Explore the charming Hoi An old town, characterized by traditional Vietnamese architecture seamlessly blended with Japanese and Chinese influences. This well-preserved town boasts houses dating back to the 17th century. Immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting lantern shops and tailor boutiques, where you can have custom dresses made. Enjoy the sunshine on the beach or embark on a cycling adventure through local villages, gaining insight into the lives of the local farmers.Later, meet your driver for a transfer to Da Nang train station. Board the train bound for Hanoi, embarking on a scenic 16-hour journey. Along the way, witness the beauty of Vietnam's countryside, observing the daily lives of local farmers in quaint villages. The train ride provides a unique opportunity to experience the simplicity and warmth of rural Vietnamese life.Overnight on the train.
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi arrival - Train station pick-up - Hotel check-in (Meal: No)

Arrive in the vibrant capital of Vietnam. Your driver will be ready to welcome you at Hanoi train station and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter.With a plethora of historical monuments, explore the city's rich heritage by visiting iconic sites such as Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Take a leisurely stroll through the charming Old Quarter, immersing yourself in the local lifestyle.Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.Optional activities: Enjoy the traditional Water Puppet Show or embark on a delightful Hanoi street food walking tour.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal: B,L,D)

Kindly check out of your room, and you are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel. For the upcoming trip, please only carry a handbag with essentials such as your passport, clothing, camera, comfortable walking shoes, sandals, and any other items you may require.8:00 – 8:30: The tour guide and bus will pick you up from the hotel. We'll head to Halong Bay, with a brief break during the 4-hour journey.12:45: Upon arrival at Halong Harbor, our welcoming crew will greet you with a refreshing drink. Check into your cabin and savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch.Following lunch, you have free time to sunbathe on the sundeck, capture photos while cruising amidst the numerous mountains.15:00: The cruise anchors in the heart of Halong Bay. Explore the Amazing Cave, one of the largest and most magnificent caves in the area.16:00: Proceed to Ti Tov Island, where you can hike to the summit for panoramic views of the entire bay, relax on the sandy beach, and swim in the crystal-clear water.17:15: Return to the boat. Enjoy the serene sunset with fruit and wine.Our onboard chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, demonstrating how to make Vietnamese spring rolls. You can even try your hand at making them.19:00: Dinner is served, featuring a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes.After dinner, you have free time to watch a movie, play cards, or participate in squid fishing.Overnight on the cruise.
Day 9

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meal: B,L)

To fully relish the beauty of Halong Bay, it's recommended to rise a bit early and witness the enchanting sunrise.7:00: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast.8:15: Embark on a kayaking adventure amidst the majestic mountains, allowing you to personally discover the allure of Halong Bay.9:30: Return to the cruise and check out of your cabin.Following that, take a leisurely break on the sundeck, soaking in the panoramic views of the bay.11:00: Indulge in a scrumptious brunch while cruising back to Halong Harbor.12:30: Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a brief stop along the way.16:30 – 17:00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi city.Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi - Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals: B, L, D)

Please complete the check-out process at the hotel and feel free to leave your belongings there. For the trekking trip, kindly pack essential items in your handbag, including your passport, clothing, camera, trekking/walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items for the journey.Embark on a 12km trek through the mesmerizing terrace fields to reach the homestay.6:30-7:00 am: A shuttle bus will be at your hotel to transfer you to the sleeper bus for the Sapa journey, with a brief break along the way.12:30 pm: Upon arrival in Sapa, our guide will warmly welcome you, marking the commencement of the Real Sapa Experience trip.Start your exploration of Sapa town, trekking through its streets to witness the daily life and distinctive architecture. As you traverse the town, you'll step onto the terraced rice, corn, and potato fields. This trek not only offers views of the natural landscape and fresh air but also provides insights into local culture, customs, and habits. The experience aims to make you feel like a welcome member of the host family, steering away from typical tourist routes.Continue trekking through the villages to gain a deeper understanding of the life of the local minorities in Sapa. Discover the simplicity of their houses, lifestyle, and the warmth of the people, creating a desire to extend your stay.Throughout the trek, you'll encounter terrace after terrace of fields, alongside a lovely waterfall where you can take a break for relaxation and photography.Upon reaching the guide's house, her family will greet you warmly, treating you like a long-lost family member. If interested, you can partake in dinner preparation with the family, picking vegetables from the garden and cooking local dishes in the kitchen. This immersive experience allows for cultural exchange, as you share stories with your hosts.Evening time is the most enchanting, offering a genuine glimpse into the local family's atmosphere. Share and learn about their culture through the stories that the host is delighted to impart.Overnight at the guide's house.
Day 11

Day 11: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi (Meals: B, L)

Feel free to rise a bit earlier and observe how the host begins their day, engaging in breakfast preparation and communal activities.You have the following options:Opt for trekking to explore more distant villages and scenic areas, venturing through the Bamboo forest and terrace fields.Alternatively, inform your guide if you wish to participate in activities related to their family's fields, such as harvesting, planting, or field maintenance.Return to Sapa town via shuttle bus.Utilize your free time to visit the local market in Sapa town and independently explore the charming corners of Sapa before heading back to Hanoi.15:00: Board the sleeper bus for the return journey to Hanoi.21:30: Arrival in Hanoi. The shuttle bus will transport you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter.Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (Meal: B)

Still, there are more intriguing aspects to explore in Hanoi city. Whether it's interacting with street vendors, exploring old houses nestled in tiny alleys, capturing the vibrant traffic scenes, or shopping for souvenirs, you'll continue to encounter pleasant and friendly images throughout Vietnam.Our driver is ready to transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight.If you find it hard to bid farewell and wish to extend your vacation, kindly inform us, and we'll gladly assist you.Note: This tour operates with different groups on each trip throughout your vacation.For solo travelers, accommodation will be arranged in a shared dorm room at the hostel during your stay.This package is based on a per-person basis, designed as a 3-star package. If you desire an upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package, please let us know!

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard999 USD599 USD3star
Deluxe1199 USD799 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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: Noodles & Nightlife

Vietnam: Noodles & Nightlife 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, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Embark on a journey that begins in Ho Chi Minh City and concludes in Hanoi! The Vietnam: Noodles & Nightlife tour offers a comprehensive 12-day package, guiding you through various destinations in Vietnam. This immersive experience includes accommodations in both hotels and hostels, a knowledgeable guide, delicious meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at your convenience and embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City, also recognized as Saigon.On your initial evening, meander alongside Pham Ngu Lao Street with your CEO and the group, where a plethora of bars and backpacker establishments create a lively ambiance. Select an appealing venue to mingle with fellow travelers and raise a toast to the exciting adventures that lie ahead!Lodging:Phan Anh Backpackers Hostel (hoặc tương tự). Included Activities:Meet Your CEO and Group Connect With New Friends Additional Notes: Most nationalities need a visa for entry into Vietnam. Kindly consult your travel agent or the local Vietnamese Embassy for specific requirements.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang (1B)

Experience the energy of Vietnam's largest city during a guided orientation walk led by your CEO. Following the walk, enjoy free time to revisit your favorite spots. Whether you choose to indulge in shopping, immerse yourself in local culture, or simply wander through the streets to absorb the city's unique ambiance, the choice is yours. Later tonight, recharge with a good night's sleep on an overnight train journey to Nha Trang.Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Basic Overnight Train (beds) 10:00 - 11:00 Hr(s) Included Activities:Orientation Walk Additional Notes: In January/February, the Tết festival (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) attracts millions of Vietnamese who travel to be with their families and partake in celebrations. While this period offers a captivating travel experience, transport availability may necessitate substituting the overnight train with an overnight bus.
Day 3

Day 3: Nha Trang

You've reached your destination! Welcome to the Eastern Sea. Utilize the morning to discover local shops and markets, indulge in a rejuvenating mud bath, unwind on the beach, or explore nearby historical sites. In the evening, embark on a street food adventure.Accommodation:Bondi Backpackers Nhatrang (or a similar option). Included Activities:Nha Trang Street Food Crawl
Day 4

Day 4: Nha Trang/Da Nang (1B)

The journey isn't complete just yet. Enjoy additional free time today to delve further into Nha Trang, savoring every moment. Later, board an overnight train bound for Hoi An, making a brief stop in Da Nang for a short transfer.Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Basic Overnight Train (beds) 09:00 - 10:00 Hr(s)
Day 5

Day 5: Da Nang/Hoi An

Departing from Danang, a brief journey leads to the charming port town of Hoi An. Formerly known as Faifo, this town held significant importance as a trading hub with notable influences and connections from southern Chinese culture.Accommodation:Hoi An Paradise Hostel (or an equivalent option). Transport:Private Vehicle: Da Nang to Hoi An 00:45 Hr(s) Included Activities:Hoi An Orientation Walk Reminisce Riverside
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An (1B, 1L)

Crafting noodles isn't just a delightful eating experience but an even more enjoyable hands-on activity. Explore the art of noodle making during a visit to Oodles of Noodles, a venture supported by G Adventures. The remainder of the day is at your disposal, offering the opportunity to embark on your own discoveries. Opt to explore the ancient ruins of My Son, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take a leisurely cruise down the Thu Bon River.Accommodation:Hoi An Paradise Hostel (or a similar alternative). Meals Included:Breakfast Lunch Included Activities:Oodles of Noodles
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An/Huế (1B)

Secure your spot for the exhilarating "Hue Motorbike Tour" by making an advance reservation on the checkout page. This high-speed adventure can be seamlessly integrated into your tour itinerary.Accommodation:DMZ Hostel (or a comparable option). Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Private Vehicle 04:00 Hr(s) Optional Extras to Consider:Hue Motorbike Tour
Day 8

Day 8: Huế/Phong Nha (1B)

You have another day of leisure to relish Huế on your second day in the city. In the afternoon, journey through the breathtaking Vietnamese countryside to reach the verdant rocky landscapes of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.Accommodation:Sai Gon Phong Nha Hotel (or an equivalent choice). Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Private Vehicle 04:00 Hr(s)
Day 9

Day 9: Phong Nha/Hanoi (1B)

Today, consider delving into the subterranean wonders of Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, home to the oldest karst mountains and the lengthiest cave in Asia. Following your exploration, embark on an overnight train journey to Hanoi.Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Basic Overnight Train (beds) Optional Extras to Consider:Caving in Phong Nha Additional Notes: Secure your spot for the full-day Caving in Phong Nha adventure in advance. This expedition offers the chance to explore Asia's longest cave, Paradise Cave, adorned with colossal stalactites. Indulge in a delightful Vietnamese lunch and then sail to the turquoise waters of Phong Nha Cave.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L)

Upon reaching Hanoi, the vibrant capital of Vietnam, hop on a private bus to reach the renowned Halong Bay. Indulge in a seafood lunch cruise and explore the captivating caves. Don't forget to charge your camera to capture a shot that truly encapsulates the experience!Accommodation:Gold Mark Hotel Halong (or a comparable choice). Meals Included:Breakfast Lunch Transport:Private Vehicle: Hanoi to Ha Long 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities:Hạ Long Bay Junk Boat Trip
Day 11

Day 11: Ha Long/Hanoi (1B)

If you have a penchant for local cuisine, you may choose to reserve a spot for the "Hanoi Foodie Culture Tour" by completing the pre-booking process on the checkout page. This optional activity can be seamlessly integrated into your tour itinerary.Accommodation:The Signature Inn (or a similar option). Meals Included:Breakfast Transport:Private Vehicle 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities:Old Quarter Orientation Walk Optional Extras to Consider:Hanoi Foodie Culture Tour
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi (1B)

Today marks the moment to bid farewell to your newfound group of friends. Take advantage of this time to capture some final memories through last-minute photos and exchange social media information before embarking on your onward journey.Meals Included:Breakfast Included Activities:Departure Day

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1299 USD899 USD3star
Deluxe1499 USD1099 USD4star
INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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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12 Days in Vietnam From Ho Chi Minh city Up to Hoi An and Hanoi

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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, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Embark on a journey beginning in Ho Chi Minh City and concluding in Hanoi! The 12 Days in Vietnam From Ho Chi Minh City Up to Hoi An and Hanoi is an immersive cultural tour package that guides you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and four other destinations within the country. This comprehensive experience encompasses accommodations in both hotels and hostels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city arrival – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam, where a designated driver awaits you at the airport to transport you to the centrally located hotel.Check-in at the hotel and enjoy some leisure time to begin your exploration of the city.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Please Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2

Day 2: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 07:30 and 08:15, your driver and tour guide will collect you from your hotel, marking the beginning of your journey away from the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City. Your destination is My Tho, a town situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Embark on a sampan boat, cruising along the river and passing by the picturesque Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.Pause at Unicorn Island to stroll through country lanes, witness orchards, savor tropical fruits, and enjoy local folk songs performed by the community. Explore a fruit plantation before taking a hand-rowed sampan ride through Thoi Son canal, immersing yourself in the serene countryside. Visit a family business, a honey-bee farm, and indulge in honey tea and a coconut candy workshop.Relish a lunch break at a local restaurant before embarking on an afternoon cycling excursion around Tan Thach village. Interact with local villagers to gain insights into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those not participating in the cycling trip, unwind in a hammock and relish the refreshing breeze. Finally, return to Ho Chi Minh City.At 17:00, your driver will drop you off at your hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh free and easy (Meal:B)

Enjoy a day at your leisure to unwind and discover the city on your own. Take your time to explore Ho Chi Minh City independently, visiting landmarks such as Ben Thanh Market and Chinatown. Immerse yourself in the local cuisine and experience the daily life of the city.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An check in (Meal: B)

Savor your personal exploration of Ho Chi Minh City, indulging in local culinary delights and beverages, until the designated driver arrives to pick you up from the hotel. You will then be transported to the airport for your flight to Da Nang.Upon reaching Da Nang, the driver will greet you and escort you to the hotel in Hoi An's historic Old Town.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 7:30 and 8:00, the bus and your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for a trip to My Son. Depart from Hoi An towards My Son Holy Land. After an hour's drive, you will reach My Son, the Holy Land nestled amidst stunning mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was designated as a religious center and was constructed in the late 4th century under the rule of Cham's King Bhadravaman. Functioning as a tower garden, My Son boasts an extensive religious complex featuring over 70 towers and temples with diverse architectural styles. Roam through the intricate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, and be warmly welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. This visit not only takes you to a fascinating destination but also provides insight into the culture and civilization of the ancient Champa people. Spend approximately 2 hours exploring and appreciating the beauty of the ancient buildings of the Champa Kingdom with the guidance of our tour guide.At 12:00, depart from My Son and board a boat at the boat station for a scenic trip along the Thu Bon River. Witness the local life unfolding before your eyes, offering glimpses into the daily routines of the people living along the river. Enjoy a light lunch on the boat while taking in the picturesque views along the river.By 13:30, the boat journey concludes at Bach Dang Boat Station. Our driver will then transfer you to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, return to your hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An free time (Meal: B)

Experience the charm and tranquility of Hoi An's ancient town at your own pace today. This town not only boasts a rich history, welcoming locals, and delectable local cuisine but is also an excellent destination for custom-made clothing.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang Train station – Overnight train to Hanoi city (Meal:B)

Hoi An's ancient town, an amalgamation of Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese architectural styles from the past, is best explored on foot. Strolling through the town allows you to marvel at old pagodas, temples, local residences, and provides insights into the local lifestyle and cuisine. You can observe locals going about their daily lives, discover the dishes they enjoy, and even visit a silk shop renowned for its custom tailoring – a prime destination for tailored costumes in Vietnam. The driver will pick you up and transfer you to Da Nang train station for your journey to Hanoi by train. The train ride spans approximately 16 hours, offering you the opportunity to witness the beauty of Vietnam through its countryside landscapes, the simple yet warm life of local farmers, and the charming villages.Overnight on the train.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi arrival – Transfer to the hotel (Meal:No)

After arriving at Hanoi train station, our driver will be there to greet you and provide transportation to the hotel located in the heart of Hanoi's old quarter.Complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy your personal time to wander and explore the historic old town of Hanoi.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour (Meal:B,D)

Between 6:00 and 6:15 pm, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to our designated meeting point. Begin the culinary journey by exploring local Hanoi foods, particularly the street food scene. As you stroll through historic streets, discover significant cultural and historical sites, including a visit to the Heritage House, offering insights into the traditional architecture of Ancient Hanoi.Indulge in "Bánh Cuốn," steamed rice rolls from a renowned local restaurant. This delectable dish is made from rice flour and filled with a savory mixture of ground pork and ear mushrooms. Proceed to a traditional spot to sample "Che," a famous and unique sweet gruel found in Hanoi's old quarter. Continue the walking tour to relish a bowl of Pho, a heavenly taste best experienced in Hanoi. The spring roll, a meaningful dish for tourists, is often a highlight with many restaurants and organizations offering cooking classes.Visit a local market to observe the display of various products, gaining insights into the lifestyle and culture of the local people. Savor the flavors of Bun Cha, a dish featuring vermicelli with grilled pork, known for its authenticity in Hanoi's culinary scene. Conclude the evening by immersing yourself in the genuine Hanoian atmosphere with a cup of "Bia Hoi" (Fresh beer) at a small corner of Hanoi. Finally, experience the unique taste of Vietnamese "Cafe Trung" (egg coffee).At 8:00 pm, return to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)

Between 8:00 and 8:30 am, convene with your tour guide at the hotel and commence your journey to Halong Bay. Take a brief break midway for relaxation before arriving at Halong Bay.Upon checking into your cabin on the cruise, indulge in a Vietnamese lunch. Cruise through the bay towards its central area, soaking in the mesmerizing scenery.Embark on an exploration of the stunning Surprising Cave, the largest and most beautiful cave in the bay. Enjoy leisure time hiking and swimming on the beach of Titop Island.Return to the boat for a Sunset Party featuring fresh fruit and local wine. Delight in a dinner with delectable local dishes, and the evening is yours to embrace the ambiance of Halong Bay.Overnight on the cruise.
Day 11

Day 11: Halong Bay – Kayaking - Hanoi (Meal:B,L)

Consider waking up a bit earlier to relish the mesmerizing sunrise over Halong Bay.Following breakfast, engage in a kayaking adventure to explore the scenic beauty of Halong Bay on your own.Participate in a Cooking Demonstration on the cruise and learn the art of crafting Vietnamese Spring-rolls.Enjoy lunch as you cruise back to the harbor.Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi.At 17:00, arrive at your hotel in Hanoi.Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi city.
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi Departure (Meal:No)

Explore the captivating Hanoi Old Quarter, a fascinating hub within the city where you can indulge in various street foods, savor the renowned Vietnamese coffee, or find unique souvenirs for your family and friends. Your driver will later pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your departing flight.Note: This is a group joining tour, with a different group on each trip during your vacation.Who should participate? - This tour is suitable for all, including children.Price structure: - The quoted price is based on a per-person basis.Please note: If you are a solo traveler booking a shared room, you will be accommodated in a shared dorm room during your vacation.This is a 3-star package; please inform us if you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package! If you desire to extend the trip, add additional nights in any city, or commence the journey from the North, please provide your preferences!

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1189 USD789 USD3star
Deluxe1389 USD989 USD4star
INCLUDES:

*All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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 Experience (12 Days)

Vietnam Experience 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, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Commence your journey in Ho Chi Minh City and conclude in Hanoi! The Vietnam Experience (12 Days) is a comprehensive tour package spanning 12 days, guiding you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations within the country. This tour encompasses accommodation in a hotel, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City, previously recognized as Saigon. As one of Asia's most dynamic cities, it is rich in historical significance and memories from the post-Vietnam War era. Tonight, you'll have the opportunity to connect with your fellow travelers and delve into the bustling Ben Thanh markets, where you can indulge in the freshest traditional Bánh mì, Pho, and Bia hơi. Indeed, this is the perfect way to kick off your Vietnam adventure.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong Delta

Bid farewell to the bustling city and welcome the tranquility of river life today as we embark on a remarkable overnight journey in the Mekong Delta – an experience that will linger in your memory. Cruising down the river aboard local sampans, you'll find yourself immersed in unparalleled peace and serenity. In the afternoon, we'll enrich our understanding of the region by visiting a local tea garden, exploring the floating markets, delving into the local industries along the river, and gaining insights into the way of life here. Interacting with some of the warmest people on Earth, this experience will truly immerse us in the local culture, culminating in a night at our Mekong Guesthouse.
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City

Following an early morning meal, we will return to Ho Chi Minh City, taking a detour to explore the awe-inspiring 250-kilometer network of tunnels that constitute the Cu Chi Tunnels used by the Viet Cong during the war. Witness intricate traps, concealed doors, and a portion of the hand-dug 250 kilometers of tunnels that served as a testament to the resilience of Vietnamese resistance fighters. Take the opportunity to descend into the narrow tunnels and experience firsthand this glimpse into Vietnam's remarkable history. Back in the captivating chaos of Vietnam's largest city, you'll have leisure time to continue your explorations. Opting to savor the culinary highlights of Vietnam would undoubtedly be a wise use of your time (in our opinion).
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

Embarking on some classic rest and relaxation in the afternoon, the morning allows us to don our exploration attire. We'll delve into the realms of history and religion before jetting off to a seaside town that offers stunning views of the South China Sea. With its golden sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a plethora of water sports, Nha Trang awaits. This afternoon, consider indulging in a mineral mud bath and a soothing thermal spring experience before joining your fellow travelers for a delightful dinner. Ah, the sweet pleasures of the good life.
Day 5

Day 5: Nha Trang

Great news – we're extending our stay in Nha Trang for another night. Indulge in a relaxing massage, consider joining the optional cruise, or simply unwind on the beach, conserving your energy for an evening of seaside bar enjoyment as the sun sets.
Day 6

Day 6: Nha Trang to Hoi An

Farewell for now, Nha Trang, and greetings to Hoi An. Familiarize yourself with the surroundings with a guided tour of the Old Quarter and fall deeply in love with this enchanting locale. The Japanese Bridge, French Colonial vibes, and vibrantly colored buildings are perpetually captivating. As hunger sets in, we're willing to bet that our optional Vietnamese cooking class will tempt you. It's an opportunity to hone your culinary skills and showcase your newfound expertise to friends back home. With our skilled chef leading the way, you'll soon feel like a cooking maestro. Equipped with your newly acquired skills, consult your Trip Manager for recommendations on where to enjoy a night out with the group.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An

Explore the ancient Hindu temples, remnants of the Champa Empire, situated on Marble Mountain. Peruse galleries and antique shops, and be fascinated by the traditional techniques of pottery, silk weaving, and wood-carving showcased at the local markets. This is how your day of leisure in Hoi An could unfold.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An to Hue

While we may have become accustomed to the charms of Hoi An, the morning signals the continuation of our journey. After all, the former imperial town of Hue has extended an invitation, and it would be unwise for us to decline. Our initial exploration in Hue reveals intricately adorned pavilions, serene lotus flower ponds, and vibrant artworks. We find ourselves utterly captivated by the Tu Duc Mausoleum before moving on to the 7-story Thien Mu Pagoda. Here, we delve into the harrowing history of the Hue Buddhist massacre and partake in a cyclo ride to gain a fresh perspective of the city.
Day 9

Day 9: Hue to Hanoi

Today, we take flight from Hue towards Vietnam's timeless capital. A convergence of influences and brimming with romantic allure, our two-night stay here will leave us completely enamored. With an enchanting blend of French, Chinese, and Vietnamese influences, you'll be nothing short of delighted as we check into our Hanoi hotel, situated right in the heart of the bustling Old Quarter. Our time will be spent navigating through a labyrinth of 36 trading streets adorned with vibrant goods, and relaxing in the enclosed gardens of the Temple of Literature. Later, we'll stroll along French-style boulevards and perhaps indulge in a nom ngo sen lotus-stem salad, dau chien ron fried tofu, and a few bia hoi beers.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi to Halong Bay

Following a crash course in Hanoi's history, we set our sights on Halong Bay, where an overnight stay on a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site awaits. As we traverse through breathtaking landscapes, the scenery is bound to elicit numerous 'oh wow's. However, the real magic begins when we step aboard our accommodation for the night – a Chinese-style junk boat in Halong Bay. Experience an immediate sense of serenity as we navigate the seas surrounded by limestone islands in the Gulf of Tonkin. We'll pass through hidden lagoons, dense forests, and enchanting grottos, making stops to explore the Sung Sot Caves. The day concludes with a delectable seafood dinner and a sunset spectacle at our docking spot, marking the end of a remarkable day filled with No Regrets moments and truly unforgettable experiences.
Day 11

Day 11: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Today is all about embracing leisurely vibes as we wake up to breakfast and the opportunity for a grotto swim. Seize the moment on the junk boat and embark on a kayaking adventure around the breathtaking Halong Bay – the views are truly unparalleled. Upon returning to Hanoi, we find ourselves savoring our last night together on tour. Save the farewell tears for tomorrow – tonight is dedicated to maximizing your free time and maintaining a positive vibe. For those seeking a unique experience, the world-famous water puppet performance in the Red River Delta serves as the perfect farewell option.
Day 12

Day 12: Depart Hanoi

Indulge in a final breakfast with your travel companions this morning as we conclude our journey. Share warm hugs and make plans to reunite in the near future – maybe in Latin America?

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1605 USD1205USD3star
Deluxe1805 USD1405 USD4star
INCLUDES:

· 12 nights hotel accommodation.
· Breakfast daily, Alllunches &
dinners.
· All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
· Boat trips at Ho Chi Minh and Halong Bay.
· 2 domestic flights.
· Sightseeing as specified
· Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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 Intro 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, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with our Vietnam Intro 12 Day tour! This 12-day package will guide you through the cultural wonders of Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations. Your accommodation, featuring both hotels and hostels, along with flights, an expert guide, meals, transportation, and more are all included in the Vietnam Intro 12 Day experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Vietnam Intro Begins!

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, we will be there to greet you at the airport and escort you to a charming boutique hostel nestled in the heart of the old town. Connect with your fellow travelers and brace yourself for the exciting adventures that await.
Day 2

Day 2: Discover Hanoi

Embark on a lively exploration of Hanoi as we delve into the city's vibrant atmosphere with a walking and rickshaw tour. Immerse yourself in the daily rhythm of the bustling capital, savoring the flavors of spicy spring rolls and delectable street food. As night falls, join us for dinner and drinks, uncovering the nocturnal charm of Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Ha Long Bay Overnight Boat

Journeying from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, we'll navigate the enchanting emerald waters, embraced by towering limestone mountains, creating an otherworldly experience. Succumbing to the allure of hidden caves and secluded coves, we'll embark on a kayaking adventure before unwinding for the night on our overnight boat, featuring a hot tub and a lively bar.
Day 4

Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Stay

Awakening to the breathtaking beauty of Ha Long Bay illuminated by the morning sun, you'll appreciate the additional night in this aquatic paradise. Our boat expedition persists until we reach our exclusive private island, where we'll reside for the night.
Day 5

Day 5: Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh Homestay

Today, we venture into the expansive limestone mountains and rice paddies of Ninh Binh, where our accommodation awaits at a local homestay featuring traditional bungalows nestled by the river.
Day 6

Day 6: Ninh Binh & Overnight Train

Embarking on an adventure to discover the rural sanctuary of Ninh Binh, we'll opt for bicycles to navigate through the picturesque rice paddies. Following that, a local row boat will guide us through the intricate network of rivers and caves. The day concludes with a captivating sunset hike to the Dragon Mountain viewpoint. Later, we'll board the overnight train bound for Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Arrive in Hoi An

Charming and rich in history, Hoi An welcomes us with open arms this morning. After settling into our hotel, the afternoon is yours to wander through the quaint streets, indulge in some shopping, or even consider a visit to a local tailor for a personalized suit or dress.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An, Basket Boat Tour with Crab Fishing & Cooking Class

Our local hosts, the skilled fishermen, will lead us through coconut groves today, imparting their wisdom on the art of crab fishing. Following this, we'll engage in a hands-on cooking class, elevating our mastery of the diverse world of Vietnamese cuisine.
Day 9

Day 9: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Embarking on a flight southward, we will arrive in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. The remainder of the day is at your disposal for personal exploration and enjoyment.
Day 10

Day 10: Mekong Delta

Embarking on an exploration of the luxuriant green landscapes of the Mekong Delta today. Witness the river's influence on the daily lives and occupations of the locals, visit nearby villages, and spend the night in an authentic homestay.
Day 11

Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels

Today, we have plans to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intricate network of subterranean passages handcrafted during the Vietnam War, serving as supply routes, shelters, and living spaces for soldiers. Returning to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon, we'll don our best attire for a memorable farewell dinner and celebration later in the evening.
Day 12

Day 12: Check Out and Onward Travel

Your incredible 12-day journey concludes today. For those heading home, it's time to make your way to the airport. Alternatively, if you're not ready to say goodbye to the adventure, consider extending your stay in Vietnam or exploring more of Southeast Asia with the assistance of our team and the friends you've made along the way.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1581 USD1181 USD3star
Deluxe1781 USD1381 USD4star
INCLUDES:

· 12 nights hotel accommodation.
· Breakfast daily, Alllunches &
dinners.
· All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
· Boat trips at Halong Bay and
Mekong Delta.
· 2 domestic flights.
· Sightseeing as specified
· Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

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.

Q & A : Before You Go