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Highlights of Vietnam & Laos 14 days

Highlights of Vietnam & Laos 14 days

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Summary

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

Embark on a captivating 2-week guided journey that will immerse you in the enchanting allure of Laos and Vietnam. Glide along the Saigon River aboard a swift speedboat, offering breathtaking views of the city’s sparkling skyscrapers before reaching the historic Cu Chi tunnels. Delve into the intricate network of tunnels, witness relics from the Vietnam War, and engage with a Viet Cong veteran who will share firsthand accounts of wartime experiences.

Embark on a private charter along the Mekong Delta, unveiling the secrets of a coconut processing plant and savoring the freshest coconut juice imaginable. Gain exclusive access to the Imperial Citadel in Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a private tour before it opens to the public. Wander through the ancient streets of Hoi An, crossing the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, and absorbing the rich history that permeates the surroundings.

In the serene town of Luang Prabang, ascend Mount Phousi for a panoramic vista, offering a splendid view of the city. This meticulously curated itinerary promises an unforgettable fusion of cultural exploration and scenic wonders, inviting you to fall deeply in love with the distinct charm of Laos and Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival

Morning/Afternoon Touch down at Tan Son Nhat International Airport Evening Gather with fellow travelers for an elevated dinner experience on a rooftop in Ho Chi Minh City Cuisine: Dinner Lodging: Accommodations at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning Journey via a speedboat, transitioning from the gleaming urban landscape to the verdant expanses of paddy fields along the Saigon River, offering a comprehensive glimpse of Saigon's charm. Arrive at the Cu Chi Tunnels, initially excavated in 1948 as hideouts for guerrilla fighters seeking refuge from opposing forces during the Vietnam War. Engage with a former Viet Cong soldier who once inhabited these subterranean villages, gaining insights into the challenging living conditions experienced during those times. Afternoon/Evening Return to the city and indulge in a leisurely walking tour encompassing notable landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and Gustave Eiffel's Central Post Office. Utilize your free time to explore the nocturnal allure of Saigon. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Uncover the secrets of Cu Chi Tunnels Participate in a city tour of Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta Boat Tour

Morning Commence a journey on a private boat, navigating the waterways of the Mekong Delta. Begin with an insightful demonstration on coconut production and processing, accompanied by the delightful experience of tasting freshly extracted coconut juice. Embark on a tricycle ride, navigating the narrow village pathways to reach a rice noodle factory, where the intricate process of crafting the region's favored breakfast item unfolds. Afternoon Continue the leisurely cruise towards Mango Home, where a delectable Mekong Delta lunch awaits. Stroll along the shaded village lanes to reach the residence of Mr. Sau Tuong, a former soldier who confronted the formidable Khmer Rouge, the group responsible for the Cambodian genocide. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Immerse in a full-day exploration of the Mekong Delta
Day 4

Day 4: Hue City Discovery

Morning Absorb the scenic beauty of the verdant countryside as you take to the skies, flying to Hue for the subsequent segment of your expedition. Afternoon/Evening Embark on a delightful cyclo ride to Phu Mong Village, immersing yourself in the local culture by exploring traditional garden houses and craft residences, providing a relaxing interlude. Venture to the Ben Xuan Garden House Theatre, a distinctive venue that seamlessly combines dining with a cultural exchange encounter. Meet the esteemed owner, Ms. Camille Huyen, a multifaceted personality with royal lineage, renowned as a painter, singer, and overall renaissance woman, accompanied by her husband, a former Swiss banker. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Engage in a cyclo ride, delving into the authentic local life in Hue
Day 5

Day 5: Highlights of Hue City

Morning Begin the day early with an exclusive tour of the Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, gaining privileged access before public hours. Embark on a guided exploration of the former royal court, utilizing a modern electric cart, with a distinguished local historian leading the way through towering main gates, revealing the splendor of the architecture and enchanting gardens. Proceed to Minh Mang's Tomb, the burial site of the second Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Enjoy a riverfront lunch at a local restaurant on the Huong River, offering scenic views of the Thien Mu Pagoda. Afternoon Optional: Explore an ancient temple, where you'll meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy. Witness a captivating performance showcasing diverse martial arts techniques, providing insights into the practitioners' rigorous training. Embark on a boat journey to Tran Dinh Son's Museum, housing an extensive collection of rare antiquities amassed by him and his ancestors during the Nguyen Dynasty. Evening Embrace the opportunity to leisurely explore the city at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Engage in a visit to the Hue Imperial Citadel and the royal tomb. Choose freely between a visit to a royal art academy or a historical museum for your afternoon excursion.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning Begin the day early as you depart from Hue, embarking on a journey to Hoi An. Traverse through Da Nang, making a brief stop at Hai Van Pass to savor the panoramic vistas from its summit. Afternoon Continue the voyage, arriving at the ancient town of Hoi An. Enjoy leisure time once you've checked into the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Transition from Hue to Hoi An Explore the breathtaking scenery from the summit of Hai Van Pass.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Exploration

Choose Your Optional Itinerary to Explore Hoi An: Option 1: Embark on a journey to Cam Thanh Village, where the captivating beauty of water coconut jungles awaits your admiration. Experience an exhilarating bamboo-basket boat ride across the water to Thanh Dong Village. Witness the traditional cultivation and harvesting of vegetables by the villagers. Engage in a hands-on cooking class, delving into the intricacies of crafting local recipes, and relish the dishes you prepare for lunch. Option 2: Immerse yourself in an enlightening visit to an oil workshop, gaining insights into the various effects of scents and oils on both the mind and body. Craft your personal blend in a hands-on session. Indulge in a delightful light lunch. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Uncover the distinctive charms of Hoi An through your chosen exploration option.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Flight to Hanoi

Morning Enjoy a leisurely morning with unstructured time for personal pursuits. Journey to Da Nang and subsequently board a flight bound for Hanoi. Afternoon Settle into your hotel upon arrival and allocate some time for an exploration of Hanoi's historic old quarter. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the city by participating in a street food tour, savoring the distinctive flavors of Hanoi. Evening Relish the freedom of the evening with time for personal relaxation and exploration. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Transition from Da Nang to Hanoi, ensuring a seamless and comfortable transfer.
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Morning Begin the day with a satisfying breakfast at your accommodation. Embark on a scenic drive to Halong Bay. Board a traditional junk boat and indulge in a complimentary lunch served on board. Afternoon Marvel at the captivating scenery of countless limestone islands dotting the expansive sea. Explore the limestone caves and fishing villages in Halong, following the unique itinerary of your chosen cruise. Return to the ship and partake in a sunset party or engaging cooking demonstration. Evening Spend a night on board and relish the array of nightlife activities available: from squid fishing and karaoke to movies and poker. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay cruise Activities: Embark on a 2-day Halong Bay cruise, immersing yourself in the beauty of this renowned natural wonder.
Day 10

Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi Old Quarter

Morning Commence the day with a Tai Chi session, embracing the tranquility and energy it brings. Relish a delightful brunch on board while cruising towards Halong City to conclude your journey. Afternoon Depart for Hanoi Old Quarter, immersing yourself in the historical charm of the city. Evening Embrace the freedom of the evening, allowing for personal exploration to discover the vibrant nightlife of Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Seamlessly transition to Hanoi, concluding your travel experience with a return to the vibrant city.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi City Tour

Morning/Afternoon Explore the Temple of Literature, established in 1076 as the inaugural university for the sons of mandarins. Engage with a knowledgeable professor who will impart insights into the history and significance of this esteemed institution. Delve into the rich tapestry of Hanoian culture and Vietnamese architecture as you navigate the temple grounds. Evening Conclude the day by participating in a dinner party with your fellow travel companions. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Immerse yourself in the exploration of Hanoi city, blending historical and cultural experiences.
Day 12

Day 12: Arrival in Laos

Embark on a flight to Luang Prabang, where you'll be transported to a world of cultural richness and natural beauty. Indulge in leisurely relaxation for the remainder of the day, allowing the enchanting ambiance of Luang Prabang to captivate your senses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Begin your journey to Laos with a seamless transfer to the captivating city of Luang Prabang.
Day 13

Day 13: Luang Prabang City Tour

Morning Begin your day early by partaking in the serene morning ritual of the monks. Head back to the hotel for a delightful breakfast, energizing yourself for the day ahead. Embark on a ascent of Mount Phousi, where breathtaking views of the Mekong and Khan rivers, as well as the encompassing mountain ranges, await. Relish a delectable family-style lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region. Afternoon Venture to Wat Xiengthong, an exquisite temple within the Golden City. Embark on a private cruise along the legendary Mekong River, witnessing the captivating sunset over its waters. Raise a refreshing drink in a toast to newfound friends, all while observing the vibrant daily life along the riverbanks. Evening Embrace the freedom of the evening for independent exploration. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore Mount Phousi and Wat Xiengthong during the morning. Partake in a mesmerizing cruise along the Mekong River in the afternoon.
Day 14

Day 14: Luang Prabang Departure

Morning Begin the day with a hearty breakfast, savoring the final moments of your memorable time in Laos. Proceed to the airport for your departure from Luang Prabang, marking the conclusion of this enriching journey! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard
2178 USD
1778 USD 3star
Deluxe 2378 USD 1978 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

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Wellness Retreat from Vietnam to Laos 14 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

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

Indulge in a rejuvenating escape to Vietnam and Laos with our comprehensive 14-day Wellness Retreat program. Commencing in the lively city of Ho Chi Minh, the journey unfolds through the prominent destinations in central and northern Vietnam, offering serene relaxation amidst picturesque landscapes. The tranquil ancient city of Luang Prabang awaits at the journey’s end, providing a peaceful contrast to the bustling streets of Hanoi. Immerse yourself in wellness treatments and rediscover harmony for your mind and body across these two enchanting countries.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh City's airport, our dedicated driver will be there to welcome you and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel. Spend a restful night at the hotel in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Relax and enjoy your first evening in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2

Day 2: Half-day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore the iconic Reunification Palace, also recognized as Independence Palace, a historical monument that vividly reflects the significant transformations in Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the renowned Notre Dame Cathedral, an architectural gem from the French colonial era, and the Saigon Central Post Office, a beautifully preserved example of French Colonial architecture. Explore the War Remnants Museum, a poignant repository of Vietnam's painful history. Afternoon Enjoy free time to roam the city at your own pace or indulge in a spa experience for relaxation (additional cost). Delight your taste buds with local culinary delights, immersing yourself in the rich flavors of Vietnamese cuisine. Night Unwind and relax at your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Discover Saigon's prominent attractions. Opt for a spa session for a soothing experience (optional, additional cost).
Day 3

Day 3: Full-day Mekong Delta Discovery

Morning Indulge in a hearty breakfast served at your accommodation. Begin your day with a transfer to Ben Tre Province, a gateway to the enchanting Mekong Delta. Take a leisurely stroll through a local village, gaining insights into the daily lives of the residents. Explore lush tropical fruit orchards and visit a fish farm. Delight in a flavorful lunch at a nearby local restaurant. Afternoon Embark on a serene sampan boat ride, navigating through narrow canals and capturing picturesque moments adorned with traditional conical hats. Participate in a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class, enhancing your culinary skills. Experience the refreshing ambiance of the orchard by taking a cycling tour. Return to the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City. Night Unwind and relax at your hotel, reflecting on the day's adventures. Overnight stay at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Explore Mekong Delta with a boat trip. Cycle through the village, immersing yourself in local life. Engage in a cooking class for an authentic culinary experience. Enjoy a serene sampan ride along narrow canals.
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Flight to Danang

Morning & Afternoon Delight in a delightful breakfast served at your hotel. Complete the hotel check-out process, and if time allows, indulge in some leisurely shopping in the city or savor a cup of coffee, capturing the essence of Ho Chi Minh City. Be smoothly transferred to the airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival at Danang, receive a warm welcome from our guide and driver, who will escort you to your hotel in charming Hoi An. Evening Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Hoi An's ancient town as it comes to life by the riverbank during the night. Settle into your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Make the most of your final moments in Ho Chi Minh City. Experience a seamless flight to Da Nang and transfer to Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5: Half-day Hoi An City Tour - Relax Time

Morning Explore the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, a distinctive symbol of Hoi An's ancient charm. Witness the beauty of the Fujian Assembly Hall, a historic gathering place for the Chinese community. Afternoon Indulge in a selection of rejuvenating experiences at our carefully chosen spa resorts. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic treatments of a blissful spa retreat. Night Opt for hotel dining services or venture out to discover the culinary delights of Hoi An. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in the enchanting town. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Discover the cultural treasures of Hoi An. Pamper yourself with soothing spa therapies.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Leisure time

Morning & Afternoon Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your accommodation. Embark on a self-guided exploration of the charming streets and attractions of Hoi An. Treat yourself to another round of soothing spa indulgence. Night Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Hoi An, discovering its unique charm. Opt for hotel dining services to enjoy a delightful meal as you unwind for the night in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Choose between a spa treatment or independent exploration of Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Hanoi

Morning & Afternoon Delight in a satisfying breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely morning, and check out from your accommodation by noon. Our team will arrange your transfer to Danang airport for your flight to Hanoi city. Night Dive into the delectable world of Hanoi's local cuisine, savoring renowned dishes. Settle in for the night at your hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Make the most of your final day in Hoi An, then take a flight to Hanoi city.
Day 8

Day 8: Half-day Hanoi City Tour

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey through knowledge at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university. Discover the unique One Pillar Pagoda, a small wooden temple perched on a massive stone pillar in the midst of Linh Chieu Lake. Visit the Presidential Palace to delve into the life of Ho Chi Minh, the revered leader of the Vietnamese people. Take in the sacred ambiance of Tran Quoc Pagoda, a historic temple with a rich 1,500-year legacy. Relish a delightful lunch at a local eatery. Afternoon Enjoy leisurely moments in the city center, allowing yourself to explore Hanoi Old Quarter at your own pace. Indulge in a rejuvenating wellness treatment (expenses covered individually). Night Delight your taste buds with local culinary delights, experiencing the essence of well-known Vietnamese cuisines. Unwind and spend a tranquil night at your Hanoi accommodation. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore key attractions in Hanoi during the day. Opt for a spa and wellness session for relaxation (individual expenses apply).
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast provided at your hotel. Be transferred to Halong Bay either by car or shuttle bus/minivan. Embark on an overnight cruise adventure on the stunning Halong Bay. Delight in a scrumptious lunch served onboard. Afternoon Admire the crystal-clear waters that envelop Halong Bay. Participate in various activities, including kayaking, swimming, cave exploration, etc. (activity options may vary depending on the cruise). Revel in the splendor of the sunset. Night Indulge in a delectable Western or Vietnamese dinner served aboard the cruise. Enjoy an entertaining night with onboard activities. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise Activities: Experience the enchanting beauty of the Halong Bay cruise. Engage in activities like kayaking, swimming, or a cooking class onboard.
Day 10

Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Greet the morning sun and indulge in a light breakfast featuring tea, coffee, and pastries. Engage in an optional Taichi class on the sundeck to invigorate your body. Capture stunning moments amid magnificent lagoons and caves as the cruise gracefully navigates through. Delight in a flavorful lunch before the cruise approaches the port. Afternoon Travel back to Hanoi. Check into your hotel and relish in your leisure time. Night Opt for hotel dining services or venture into the vibrant Hanoi Old Quarter at your own pace. Enjoy your overnight stay in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Participate in a Tai Chi session aboard the cruise. Explore one of the captivating caves in Halong Bay.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi - Fly to Luang Prabang

Morning & Afternoon Savor a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Take advantage of your free time in Hanoi until we arrange your transfer to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Evening Explore the tranquility of the city as night falls. Spend the night in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Make the most of your final morning in Hanoi before catching a flight to Luang Prabang.
Day 12

Day 12: Luang Prabang City Tour - Kuang Si Waterfalls

Morning Begin your day with the unique Laotian tradition of "giving alms" in the early morning. Delight in a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Royal Palace Museum, home to a fascinating array of artifacts. Visit the splendid Wat Xiengthong, showcasing classical Laotian architecture with its gracefully sweeping roofs. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Following a moment of relaxation, venture to the enchanting Kuang Si Falls, a captivating marvel of nature. Proceed to Phousi Hill, where a climb of 328 steps rewards you with panoramic views dominating the Luang Prabang skyline. Indulge in a rejuvenating Lao traditional herbal spa treatment (personal expenses apply). Night Immerse yourself in the ancient city's charm, gaining insights into local life. Revel in the comforts of your accommodation in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Explore the Royal Palace Museum and Wat Xieng Thong. Delight in the scenic beauty of Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Day 13

Day 13: Pak Ou Caves - Ban Xang Hai

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Indulge in soothing spa treatments to bring tranquility to your mind and body. Embark on a scenic boat ride upstream the Mekong Delta, capturing the beauty of both riverbanks. Explore the renowned Pak Ou Caves, home to over 4,000 Buddha statues, attracting numerous fascinated visitors. Visit Ban XangHai, also known as "Whiskey Village," celebrated for its Lao Lao – a potent whiskey crafted from rice, on the return journey to the hotel. Savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon Proceed to Ban Xang Khong, a distinguished village renowned for its wood papermaking and the art of Lao silk weaving using natural dyes. Return to your hotel for relaxation. Night Roam through the vibrant night market adjacent to the Royal Palace Museum, showcasing an array of souvenirs such as clothing, textiles, ceramics, tea, and coffee. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang Activities: Experience a boat journey to Pak Ou Caves and Ban XangHai. Explore the charm of Ban Xang Khong Village.
Day 14

Day 14: Luang Prabang - Departure

Conclude your journey with a final breakfast. Savor your leisure time until the designated driver escorts you to the airport for your departing flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1589 USD
1189 USD
3star
Deluxe 1789 USD
1389 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

Travel Facts

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Vietnam Romantic Honeymoon Holiday 14 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Vietnam – Hanoi – Ky Son Village – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City

If you’re seeking a romantic honeymoon getaway, our 14-day tour is the perfect choice for you and your partner. Throughout this journey, you’ll explore Vietnam’s iconic destinations and discover special spots ideal for honeymooners. The itinerary features delightful activities like a candlelit welcome dinner, exploration of Ky Son village, a luxurious overnight stay on a Halong Bay cruise, witnessing stunning sunsets, and indulging in a lavish dinner on a Nha Trang luxury cruise. There’s also a chance to relax with spa treatments and savor unique cuisine while riding classic Vespa scooters in Ho Chi Minh City. Join us for an unforgettable experience on your journey. Don’t miss out!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Late afternoon Welcome to the vibrant city of Hanoi, Vietnam's capital! Our tour guide will warmly greet you and escort you directly to your hotel in Hanoi. Evening Delight in a romantic candlelit Vietnamese dinner at the restaurant. Enjoy your leisure time exploring Hanoi's charms or simply relax at your hotel. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Note that airports can be bustling, so if you have trouble finding our representatives upon arrival, please proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and contact us for assistance. Check-in time typically begins at 2:00 pm. If you require an early check-in, an additional fee will be incurred.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning Commence your half-day exploration of Hanoi city following breakfast. Explore Vietnam's Temple of Literature, the country's inaugural university. Continue your journey to the renowned One Pillar Pagoda, an emblematic temple in Vietnam. Nearby, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, honoring the esteemed figure, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest stilt house. Please note that these sites are observed from outside, closed on Mondays and Fridays, and between June and August. Pause at the scenic West Lake, home to the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, which dates back to the sixth century. Afternoon Delight in a traditional Vietnamese meal at an authentic restaurant and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Exploring historical landmarks and Buddhist pagodas
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Ky Son

Morning Depart for Ky Son village after breakfast around 9:00 am. Arrival at Moon Garden Home in Ky Son village. Be welcomed with a local fresh green tea drink. Enjoy leisure time to explore Moon Garden Homestay and Ky Son village independently (visit the local market, kindergarten). Participate in a cooking class. Afternoon Treat yourself to a Hand Spa service featuring a fragrant lime bowl and a traditional herbal hand massage. Continue leisure time, relaxing, conversing with the host family about local customs, and sharing cultural experiences. NOTE: If interested, one of the family members can provide Vietnamese language lessons. Choose between a 6 km or a 12 km round-trip ride. Short ride: Cycle to explore Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh, and Cham farming communities. Visit families engaged in making bamboo baskets, stop for tea, and interact with locals about their daily lives and farming activities. Participate in village activities like plowing or seedling transplanting (season-dependent). Long ride: Cycle with a local guide to explore Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh, and Cham farming communities. Visit Mia Pagoda, Duong Lam ancient village, Mong Phu Communal House, traditional candy makers, and the oldest house in Duong Lam. Return biking along Thang thac village's ritual paths. 18:00: Return to Moon Garden for happy hour. Enjoy local desserts and seasonal produce (maize, sweet potato, cassava, peanuts...) before a traditional steam bath infused with fragrant herbs like lemongrass, pomelo leaves, and holy basil. 19:15: Participate in evening Buddha worship. 19:30: Delight in dinner at a recommended local restaurant. Experience a foot bath in warm water infused with ginger, salt, and mugwort medicinal herbs, promoting restful sleep. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Moon Garden Homestay Activities: Hand spa relaxation Cultural interaction with locals Cycling adventures
Day 4

Day 4: Ky Son - Hanoi

Morning Engage in Yijinjing traditional exercises before a light breakfast. Stroll through Ky Son village to explore the rural landscapes. Interact with locals to grasp their daily routines and agricultural practices. Visit the villager's bee house or a family specializing in herbal medicine. Assist farmers with plowing, seedling transplanting, or harvesting, depending on the season. Optionally visit the kindergarten (Closed on Sat, Sun, and Holidays) or explore the village market before returning to Moon Garden. Enjoy a served lunch. Afternoon Leisure time to spend as you wish. (You can relax in our garden, take photos in Vietnamese traditional attire, engage in conversations, or further explore Ky Son village before returning to Hanoi) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Participate in agricultural pursuits Engage with local villagers
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

In the morning, Begin with a light breakfast before proceeding. Travel to Halong Bay, acknowledged as a World Heritage Site for its exceptional natural allure. Check-in and embark on a Halong Bay cruise, relishing a delectable local seafood lunch served onboard. During the afternoon, Engage in various activities on the vessel, like exploring caves, kayaking, or enjoying a swim in the sea. Return to the vessel for relaxation and dinner. Spend the night onboard. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay cruise Activities: Cave exploration, swimming, kayaking Please note, our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise; however, the crew members are fluent in English and will assist you.
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

In the morning, Commence your second day in Halong Bay with an early tai-chi session. Alternatively, awaken to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Partake in a light breakfast. Explore the magnificent caves in Halong. Indulge in a delightful brunch before returning to the main dock for the journey back to Hanoi. During the afternoon, Board a one-hour flight to Da Nang City. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodation in Hoi An and check in. Enjoy free time to unwind or explore the town at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Half-day City Tour

Morning activities will involve: Immerse yourself in the history and diverse cultural tapestry of Hoi An town. Stroll through the old streets, observing the architectural nuances of old houses and witnessing the daily lives of locals, where historical facets intertwine with modernity. Explore ancient monuments from various cultures, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of the Chinese. Savor a refreshing traditional herbal drink from a local street vendor, capturing the essence of Hoi An. Engage in crafting your personalized colorful lantern, a wonderful keepsake from your honeymoon holiday. In the afternoon, Return to your hotel for relaxation and a nap. Enjoy the freedom to explore the town at your leisure for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel Activities: Guided walking tour Visiting historical monuments
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An Free Day

You have the entire day at your disposal to enjoy activities that align with your personal preferences. Should you require some suggestions, we present several short tour options for consideration: Option 1: Explore My Son Holy Land (Half-day): Experience the My Son Sanctuary, a collection of Champa ruins nestled amidst the Quang Nam province's mountains. Pricing begins at $50 USD per person. Option 2: Engage in Farm Life at Cam Thanh Village: Participate in farming activities alongside local farmers, including land preparation, fertilization, planting, watering, and harvesting, gaining insights into their daily routines. Pricing starts from $70 USD per person. Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour: Embark on an adventurous journey led by our guides on classic Vespas. Explore every corner of the renowned ancient town and indulge in some of its most renowned local dishes. Starting price is $85 USD per person. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang

Morning Cherish your final moments in Hoi An before bidding farewell to this charming town. Depart for Nha Trang, known as the haven of pristine white sandy beaches. Upon arrival, shuttle bus transport will be provided from the airport to the hotel. Afternoon Leisure time awaits in this beach city for your relaxation and enjoyment. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 10

Day 10: Nha Trang City Discover

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and embrace your leisure time ahead. Dive into the unique experience of a mud bath in Nha Trang—a must-try while visiting this splendid beachside haven. Immerse yourself and relish the tranquil spa treatment. Afternoon Head back to your hotel. Utilize your free time according to your preferences. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang Activities: Indulge in a mud bath experience
Day 11

Day 11: Nha Trang - Dinner Luxury Cruise

Morning Spend your entire morning and afternoon at leisure. Unwind at the hotel or take a stroll around Nha Trang during this free time. Afternoon Embark on a delightful experience - Sunset Cocktail and Dinner on Emperor Cruise. Between 5:00 PM and 5:30 PM: Pick-up from your hotel in Nha Trang city center or the designated meeting point. Transfer to Cau Da port to board the Emperor Cruise Junk. Begin with a welcome drink and set sail, soaking in the breathtaking sunset views. Indulge in a cocktail and wine session while enjoying a musical performance. Delight in a sumptuous 5-course seafood dinner. Savor evening drinks and cocktails during the cruise. Conclude the cruise and return to your hotel in Nha Trang city center or the initial meeting point. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang Activity: Experience a Nha Trang dinner cruise
Day 12

Day 12: Nha Trang Free Day

Morning Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The entire day is yours to explore and relax in Nha Trang. NOTE: Your package includes daily Spa Treatments, a yoga class, and Tai Chi sessions. Optional: While having a full day at your disposal in Nha Trang, here are some distinctive island tours we recommend for a more immersive experience of the city. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang Daily Spa Treatments (minimum 2 treatments per person per night).
Day 13

Day 13: Nha Trang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Start your day with breakfast at the hotel and prepare for your departure Use the shuttle bus service for your transfer from the hotel to Nha Trang airport Board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant urban center with a stunning cityscape Afternoon Upon arrival, proceed to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for check-in and relaxation Evening Embark on an exhilarating Ho Chi Minh City food tour via motorbike Our driver will pick you up from the lobby around 6:00 pm Begin at our venue, enjoying a welcome drink at a local bar while taking in the panoramic views of Saigon Ride through the city, witnessing its landmarks and immersing in the authentic life of Saigonese at a small alley Delight in a local restaurant serving Vietnamese specialties like Vietnamese Pancake and spring rolls for dinner Continue the Saigon exploration at a local seafood restaurant, savoring fresh seafood amidst the local ambiance Experience Vietnamese music performed by local artists at an acoustic music cafe while indulging in dessert or a drink Conclude your night tour at a vibrant bar featuring Rock or Jazz music, fully embracing Saigon's nightlife Return to your hotel for a relaxing evening Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Morning Indulge in a leisurely final morning in Ho Chi Minh City Delight in breakfast at the hotel's restaurant Enjoy your free time until our transfer service arrives to take you to the airport for your return flight home We bid you farewell upon reaching the airport and hope to welcome you again on another vacation in Vietnam. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: N.A Please note that hotel check-out time is 12:00 noon. Late check-out is subject to room availability and can be arranged with an additional surcharge.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Hotel
 Standard 1298 USD 4-star
Deluxe 1402 USD 5star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

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

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

Children Policy

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

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Vietnam Cambodia Thailand at Glance 14 days

Vietnam Cambodia Thailand at Glance 14 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 – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ben Tre – Siem Reap – Mekong Delta – Thailand – Bangkok

As three enchanting nations in the Indochina region, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand consistently secure top positions among the globe’s favored travel spots. Embarking on a journey to explore the distinctive religious heritage and globally acclaimed landmarks of these countries promises an indelible experience. So, get ready to embark on a remarkable adventure with us through the “14-Day Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand” tour.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning: Welcome our tour guide upon arrival at the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to the hotel. Note that check-in time is at 14:00 (Early check-in incurs an additional fee). Afternoon: Utilize your free time for the remainder of the day. Explore various optional activities, such as: Water Puppet Show Hanoi Street Food Tour Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Upon arrival at the airport, kindly proceed to our representatives stationed at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate).
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning: Commence your expedition in either the morning or afternoon, based on your preferred schedule. Explore iconic landmarks, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Proceed to West Lake and make a pause at Tran Quoc Pagoda, among Hanoi's oldest pagodas. Delight in a traditional Vietnamese meal at an authentic restaurant. Afternoon: Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Transportation options include both car and motorcycle travel.
Day 3

Day 3: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning: Between 8:00 and 8:30, following your morning meal, you will be picked up for the journey to Halong Bay. Upon boarding, experience a warm welcome from the boat's crew and enjoy a delightful lunch as the boat sails into Halong Bay. Afternoon: Following lunch and a brief interlude, engage in a range of on-board activities curated for bay exploration, such as cave excursions, kayaking, or swimming (specific activities may vary based on the itinerary). Return to the cruise for a satisfying dinner. Overnight accommodation will be provided on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay on the cruise
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: Rise early and join the Tai Chi session. Indulge in breakfast aboard as the boat gracefully returns to the port. Following the conclusion of your cruise, transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat Airport, receive transportation to your designated hotel. Afternoon: The remainder of the day is yours to unwind at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels – Full-day Sight-seeing Tour

Morning: Cu Chi Tunnel Excursion Following your morning meal, embark on a journey to the Cu Chi Tunnel. Navigate through some of the tunnels, gaining insights into their historical significance. Opt for the firing-gun services to experience handling a genuine firearm (additional charges apply). During the return drive to Ho Chi Minh City, pause for lunch at a nearby local restaurant. Afternoon: Ho Chi Minh City Exploration Participate in a guided tour exploring Ho Chi Minh City's renowned attractions, including the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. Subsequently, visit a local market for a cultural experience. Return to your hotel and unwind for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Full-day Trip to Mekong Delta

Morning: At 8:00, rendezvous with our chauffeur and journey to Ben Tre Province. Board a cruise boat for a scenic voyage along the Ham Luong River. Pause at various workplaces along the cruise to witness local craftsmanship. Subsequently, visit a serene town, offering an opportunity for a leisurely stroll and a glimpse into rural delta life. Experience a ride on a "xe loi" (a motorized rickshaw) through the jungle and amidst fruit groves. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, savoring regional specialties such as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp. Afternoon: Take a relaxing ride on a sampan boat. Return to the hotel by approximately 17:00. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Fly to Siem Reap

Morning: Utilize your time at the hotel before your departure. Feel free to reach out to our consultant if you wish to partake in optional excursions around Ho Chi Minh City. Check out at 12:00 and be transferred to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Afternoon: Unwind at the hotel and engage in a Siem Reap city tour. Explore the Angkor National Museum and the shrines of Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang Chom. Return to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Siem Reap Temple Discovery Tour

Morning: Venture into the lush surroundings encompassing Ta Prohm Temple. Afternoon: Extend your journey with a visit to Angkor Wat. The tour concludes at the hotel after experiencing the sunset. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Siem Reap Free day

Enjoy a day of leisure to discover Siem Reap at your own pace. Select from an array of optional tours: Half-Day Exploration of Tonle Sap Lake Half-Day Siem Reap Zipline Adventure Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Siem Reap Hotel Activities: Free Day in Siem Reap
Day 10

Day 10: Siem Reap Flight to Bangkok

Morning: Our team will arrange transportation from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival at the Bangkok airport, a tour guide will be there to greet you and assist with your accommodation. Afternoon: Explore Bangkok at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel For meeting at the Bangkok airport, head to the second floor at Exit B Gate Number 6 within the arrivals hall. Our representative, identifiable by a blue polo and a sign bearing your name, will be present. If you encounter difficulty locating our representative, please contact us for assistance.
Day 11

Day 11: City Temple & Thonburi Canal Tour Bangkok

Morning: Commence the expedition with a visit to Wat Traimit, home to the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Traverse the historic district to encounter another colossal Buddha monument at Wat Pho. Progress to the Grand Palace, an exemplary showcase of Thai Buddhist architecture on a global scale. Explore vast gardens and dazzling structures, including Wat Phra Kaew, the residence of the revered Emerald Buddha statue. Afternoon: Post-lunch, embark on a traditional "long tail" boat, cruising the enchanting canals for the afternoon. Culminate the journey at Wat Arun, a globally renowned and impressive temple. Explore the 79-meter-tall temple complex overlooking the Chao Phraya. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Please observe the dress code, requiring long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts (no vests) to demonstrate respect for Thai cultural norms.
Day 12

Day 12: Authaya Discovery

Morning: Between 8:00 and 8:30, our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. Embark on a journey to the Summer Palace, a royal residence utilized by King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit for receptions and banquets. Explore Ayutthaya, the historic capital, and its impressive temples. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Visit the nearly 600-year-old Wat Mahathat, esteemed as the spiritual core and guiding force of the Ayutthaya people. Our itinerary also includes Wat Phrasri Sanphet, the former royal palace with three Big Chedis, and Wat Mongkol Borpit, home to the largest sitting Buddha. The tour concludes at Wat Lokayasutharam, a temple housing a massive reclining Buddha figure constructed in the Early Ayutthaya Period style. Return to your hotel by 15:30. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Free day in Bangkok

Enjoy your leisure day in Bangkok. Feel free to enhance your experience by participating in one of our optional and engaging tours: Tuk Tuk Bangkok Street Food Tour Half-Day Exploration of Krung Thep Canals Half-Day Visit to Jim Thompson House & Museum Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Bangkok Depart

Transportation will be arranged to convey you to Bangkok airport for your departure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2002 USD
1602 USD
3star
Deluxe 2202 USD
1802 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

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Insight Vietnam Local - Luxury Private Tour 14 days

Insight Vietnam Local – Luxury Private Tour 14 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 – Can Tho – Hoi An – Tra Que Village – Hue – Thuy Bieu Village – Hanoi – Halong Bay

Craft and preserve an extraordinary memory in Vietnam with Insight Vietnam Local – Exclusive Private Tour spanning 14 days. This tour, characterized by its deluxe nature, seamlessly encapsulates the distinctive and serene beauty of Vietnam. Offering a plethora of enriching activities amidst breathtaking landscapes, this luxury private Vietnam tour spanning 14 days promises an exploration filled with varied ethnicities, traditions, and sophistication. From bottom to top, the profound depths of Vietnam’s ancient heritage and contemporary culture will captivate you at every turn.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Reach the airport and proceed to Pole No.10 (Located Outside the Terminal Gate). Transportation provided to your hotel situated in the city center. Check-in time at the hotel is scheduled for 14:00, although early check-in is possible with an extra charge. Utilize the free time to unwind, perhaps taking a brief nap to rejuvenate. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Half-day City Tour

Morning/Afternoon Commence the tour at 8:30 - 8:30 or 13:00 -13:30. Explore Independence Palace, an iconic symbol of Saigon's liberation. Deepen your understanding of Vietnam War history at the War Turbulence Museum. Take in the sights around Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, two enduring masterpieces from the French colonial era. Conclude the tour at the local market, where you can immerse yourself in the bustling yet captivating life and culture of the local people. Explore intriguing souvenirs in local shops. Return to your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – Learn Catching fish by hand

Morning Commence your day at 8:00 with a journey to the Mekong Delta. Revel in the picturesque views of verdant rice paddies and fruit farms in the Vietnamese countryside. Transition to a wooden boat, inhaling the fresh air of the countryside while immersing yourself in the tranquility of river life. Embark on a 7 km cycling adventure along narrow village paths. Traverse fruit orchards and local cottage workshops until you reach a local tropical fruit farmer. Engage in various activities: stroll for scenic photographs, pick fruits, and relish their sweetness. After a brief respite, delve into the art of catching fish with bare hands, which will later be served at lunch. Afternoon Embark on a sampan journey along the tropical canals, continuing your expedition to Can Tho. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Can Tho Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Cai Rang Floating Market - Fly to Da Nang

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a motorboat journey to the captivating Cai Rang floating village. Engage in the vibrant trading activities bustling along the Mekong River in this captivating locale. Sample Hu Tieu, a traditional rice noodle dish of the Mekong Delta, and durian, a tropical fruit renowned for its distinctive aroma. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery and observe the daily activities of the locals. Afternoon Disembark at Ninh Kieu and, after a satisfying lunch in Can Tho, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at the hotel, take some time to relax before heading to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Local Farm in Tra Que Village

Morning Complete the check-in process at your hotel. Commence the day at 8:00 by gathering in the hotel lobby, where our tour guide will lead you on a bicycle tour to Tra Que Village. Upon reaching the village, immerse yourself in the daily life of a farmer, engaging in typical agricultural activities. Participate in local farming tasks such as land preparation, fertilization, trying your hand at ground raking, sowing, watering greens, etc. Indulge in a lunch hosted by a local family, featuring an array of delightful regional specialties. Afternoon Join the afternoon class and acquire skills in harvesting and wrapping vegetables. At 13:00 bid farewell to the local family and return to Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An Street Food Tour

Morning & Afternoon Begin your day with a leisurely exploration of the unique activities that Hoi An has to offer. Here are some recommended options worth considering: Opt for a Half-Day Walking City Tour‎ to gain a comprehensive understanding of Hoi An's architecture and culture. Immerse yourself in cultural art with the Hoi An Memory Show. Enhance your culinary skills and knowledge of Vietnamese foods by participating in a Cooking Class in Hoi An. Evening Delve into the fantastic cuisine of Hoi An with a captivating evening walking food tour. Starting at sunset, traverse the haven of globally acclaimed culinary delights, exploring local cafes, food stalls, and restaurants. Indulge in the most iconic and mouth-watering dishes in Hoi An, including Banh Mi, Cau Lau, Banh Beo, Banh Khot, Balut, Local Coffee, etc. Enjoy your free time at the Ancient Town or return to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Hue: Road Transfer

Morning Commence the day at 8:00 with a hotel pickup in Hoi An. Journey to your hotel in Hue, passing through the picturesque Cloudy Pass by either shuttle bus or private car. Opt to make stops at selected spots along the route for additional sightseeing, with a nominal surcharge. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Thuy Bieu Eco Village

Morning From 8:00 to 8:30, board the dragon boat at Toa Kham wharf to commence a cruise exploring the Perfume River. Explore Thien Mu Pagoda, an iconic temple that holds historical significance for Hue city. Return to the boat for a picturesque cruise towards Hue Ecolodge and Thuy Bieu Eco-village. Over the next two hours, stroll or cycle through the village. Visit local handicraft families to witness their daily activities and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the community. Engage in a cooking class at Hue Ecolodge, guided by the Ecochief, where you will try your hand at crafting some of Vietnam's premier dishes. Indulge in the delightful flavors of the traditional dishes you prepared for lunch. Afternoon Relax and rejuvenate your senses with a traditional medicinal herb water treatment. Experience a soothing massage administered by local practitioners. Conclude the day with a return drive to your hotel in Hue. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Fly to Hanoi

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Hue Airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, complete the check-in procedures at the hotel and take some time to relax. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Half-day Hanoi City Tour

Morning or Afternoon Choose your preferred time, either 8:00-8:30 or 13:00-13:30, to kick off the city tour. Begin your exploration at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university, which once hosted royalty, mandarins, and elite scholars. Continue the tour with a visit to the One Pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum within the mausoleum complex. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and captivating views of West Lake and Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Delight in a delicious lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Halong Bay for the commencement of an extraordinary cruise tour in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Note: Although our tour guide won't accompany you on the cruises, the proficient crew members fluent in English will be there to assist. Board the cruise and receive a warm welcome with a refreshing beverage from the attentive crew. Complete the check-in process for your cabin and take in the breathtaking views of the numerous limestone islands. Relish a seafood feast for lunch in the onboard restaurant. Afternoon Following a brief respite, engage in various thrilling activities to maximize your exploration experience. Options include exploring caves, kayaking, swimming, and more. Return to the junk for relaxation and dining. Spend the night onboard. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay
Day 12

Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning For those who wake up early, indulge in the breathtaking sunrise over the stunning karst formations of Halong Bay and partake in a revitalizing Tai Chi Class. Replenish your energy with a leisurely breakfast as the cruise gracefully navigates through the captivating rock formations on the return journey to the port. Complete the disembarkation process. Afternoon Transfer to your Hanoi hotel for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 13

Day 13: Free Day in Hanoi

Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Hanoi independently. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 14

Day 14: Hanoi Departure

After enjoying breakfast, the morning is yours to relax. Check-out time is 12:00. The driver will then take you to the airport for your departure flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1838 USD
1438 USD
3star
Deluxe 2038 USD
1638 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on Halong Bay.

* Domestic flights.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

Travel Facts

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Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

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

While both Vietnam and Cambodia are situated in Southeast Asia, each country boasts a unique culture and diverse landscapes. Opting for our 14-day Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia tour allows you to delve into the stunning attractions and local way of life across Vietnam, spanning from the northern regions to the southern parts. Additionally, you’ll embark on enriching explorations of Cambodia’s ancient and religious temples.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our dedicated tour guide will greet you and facilitate your direct transfer to the pre-booked hotel. In the afternoon, the hotel check-in time is at 2:00 p.m. Optional: Take the opportunity to rejuvenate at your hotel or select from the following tours to engage in and immerse yourself in traditional Vietnamese culture: Thang Long Water Puppet Show: Experience the ancient art of Vietnamese water puppetry at one of Hanoi's renowned theaters. Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike at Night: Explore the vibrant city on a night ride and indulge in diverse Vietnamese cuisines. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Participate in half-day tours in Hanoi Feel free to contact us if you wish to partake in these services. To ensure a smooth pick-up process, kindly proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) as the airport tends to be crowded. Please note that there is an additional fee for early check-ins.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half Day - Night Train To Lao Cai

Morning/Afternoon The choice of routes and vehicles is flexible, depending on your preferences: Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university with a history spanning over 1000 years. Pay a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh. Explore the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, uniquely designed to resemble a blossoming lotus emerging from the water. Enjoy the picturesque views of West Lake and visit the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Night Savor a delightful dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. At 21:00, transfer to Hanoi train station. The Lao Cai train departs around 21:35. Experience a night journey on the train in shared sleeping compartments (Each compartment accommodates 2 lower and 2 upper berths). Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai Activities: Explore the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and One Pillar Pagoda. Enjoy the serene ambiance of West Lake and visit Tran Quoc Pagoda. Embark on an overnight train journey to Lao Cai. Please note that our tour guide will not be accompanying you during the train ride. The train schedule is subject to change, and there is an additional fee for private compartments.
Day 3

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Morning From 05:30 a.m to 06:00 a.m: Our team will pick you up at Lao Cai Train Station, and you will be transferred to Sapa by a shared tourist bus, which takes approximately 1 hour. At 09:30, meet your local tour guide and kick off the trekking adventure. Explore Y Linh Ho village, a secluded area known for its untouched beauty and expansive terraced fields. Trek to Lao Chai village, nestled in the Muong Hoa valley, home to both the Zay and the Black H’Mong ethnic groups. Discover Ta Van village, where the Zay tribe has established their community for over three centuries. Return to Sapa by car and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Activities: Uncover the charm of remote villages in Sapa: Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai village, and Ta Van village. Trekking distance: 12km. Early check-in is available for room occupancy with an additional surcharge.
Day 4

Day 4: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Road Transfer To Hanoi

Morning Delight in a hearty breakfast and complete your check-out at the hotel. Embark on a captivating journey to Cat Cat village, commencing at 8:00 am, nestled enchantingly at the base of Muong Hoa Valley. Relish a scenic riverside lunch. Afternoon Trek to Sin Chai village, revealing the splendid beauty of this mountainous hamlet, the abode of the Red Dao community. Rejoin the main road and return to Sapa via a jeep. Between 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm, board a shared luxury limousine for your transfer back to the hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore Cat Cat village and Sin Chai village. Trekking distance: 8km.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong bay

Morning Relish a delightful breakfast at the hotel before proceeding to Halong Bay. Upon reaching your destination, embark on the cruise, commencing your exploration of the bay. Delight in a sumptuous lunch on board, featuring a variety of delectable seafood dishes. Afternoon Engage in thrilling activities aboard the cruise, including kayaking, swimming, and cave exploration. Savor an opulent dinner on board, culminating in an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board Activities: Revel in the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Participate in various onboard activities. Note: The specific activities during the cruise are contingent on the cruise's predetermined itinerary. Please be advised that our tour guide will not accompany you during the cruise; however, an English-speaking guide on the cruise will be available for assistance.
Day 6

Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Take Flight To Da Nang

Morning Immerse yourself in a Tai Chi class early in the morning to invigorate your senses. Indulge in a delicious breakfast on board before exploring the captivating caves of Halong Bay. Return to the main dock and journey back to Hanoi, enjoying a delectable lunch en route. Afternoon Upon arrival, our team will transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Complete the check-in process at the hotel and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Engage in a Tai Chi session on the cruise. Participate in a brief excursion to the enchanting caves of Halong Bay.
Day 7

Day 7: Half Day Hoi An Ancient Town

Morning/Afternoon Begin your day at 8:00 am by strolling through the charming streets of Hoi An Old Town, marveling at the historical structures that blend European and Asian architectural influences. Explore iconic landmarks like the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese, showcasing the unique architectural wonders of Hoi An. Savor refreshing herbal drinks from local shops lining the streets. Browse through a handicraft store in the town, where you can find unique and creative souvenirs. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Take a leisurely walk through the enchanting streets of Hoi An Ancient Town. Explore architectural wonders such as the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Hue Road Transfer

Morning/Afternoon Commence your journey at either 8:00 am or 13:30 pm with a hotel pick-up, proceeding to Hue via the scenic Cloudy Pass using either a shuttle bus or a private car. Enroute, pass by captivating sites, providing opportunities for sightseeing and photography (admission fees are not included). Upon reaching your hotel in Hue, complete the check-in process, allowing you to unwind and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Explore various scenic spots along the route to Hue.
Day 9

Day 9: Half Day Hue City Tour

Morning Embark on a half-day tour starting at 8:00 am to Thien Mu Pagoda, situated atop a hill with stunning views of the Perfume River. Explore the Imperial Citadel, which served as the former capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty. Indulge in shopping at Dong Ba Market, the largest commercial hub in Hue. Afternoon & Night Utilize free time for leisure or engage in shopping activities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, admire the Perfume River's scenic beauty. Explore the historical Imperial Citadel. Browse through the bustling Dong Ba Market.
Day 10

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

Morning Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Phu Bai airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our team will meet you, providing a transfer to your designated hotel. Check-in and unwind at the hotel. Afternoon Commence your exploration at 13:30 pm with a visit to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, showcasing a distinctive neo-Romanesque and Gothic architectural blend. Discover the Old Post Office, a historic building with Renaissance and French colonial influences. Immerse yourself in the War Remnants Museum, housing a vast collection of Vietnam War artifacts. Tour the Reunification Palace, a significant monument from the Vietnam War era. Stroll past a local market, gaining insights into the lifestyle and culture of the local community. Return to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Explore Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Visit War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace. Experience the local market ambiance.
Day 11

Day 11: Full Day Discover Mekong Delta

Morning At 08:00 am, embark on a journey as we pick you up for the transfer to Ben Tre Province. Cruise along the Ham Luong River, passing by diverse local workplaces, providing an immersive experience into the daily life of the region. Upon reaching a serene village, take a leisurely walk, soaking in the tranquil ambiance of Mekong Delta village life. Venture into the forest aboard a xe loi, exploring vibrant fruit orchards. Relish a delightful lunch at a riverside restaurant. Afternoon Join a soothing escapade through narrow canals aboard a sampan boat at 13:30 pm. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Navigate the Ham Long River, exploring various workplaces. Experience the serene life in a Delta village. Visit vibrant fruit orchards. Embark on a journey through the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta.
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Take Flight To Siem Reap

Morning/Afternoon At either 8:00 am or 13:30 pm, savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Proceed with the transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, our team will be ready to pick you up and transport you directly to your hotel. Complete the check-in process and unwind for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap Activities: The standard check-out time is at noon. Please note that a surcharge may apply for a late checkout, subject to room availability.
Day 13:

Day 13: Siem Reap - Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat - Phnom Bakheng

Morning Commence your day at 8:00 am by exploring the enchanting Ta Prohm Temple, characterized by ancient trees intertwining with the temple's structure, creating a captivating blend of nature and architecture. Embark on the Grand Circuit, a route that unveils one of Angkor's significant temple complexes. Delight in a delectable lunch served at a local restaurant. Afternoon At 13:30 pm, immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, an expansive Buddhist temple complex covering an area four times larger than Vatican City. Revel in the breathtaking view of the sunset from the summit of Phnom Bakheng. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap Activities: Explore Ta Prohm Temple, Grand Circuit, and Angkor Wat. Experience the sunset at Phnom Bakheng.
Day 14

Day 14: Depart

Morning Enjoy a leisurely morning before your departure. Our team will arrange your transfer from the hotel to the airport for your return journey home. The tour concludes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1899 USD 1499 USD 3star
Deluxe 2099 USD 1699 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on the Mekong and Halong Bay.
* 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

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Luxury Vietnam Beach Wellness & Spa Private Package 14 days

Luxury Vietnam Beach Wellness & Spa Private Package 14 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Vietnam is renowned not only for its cultural heritage but also for its breathtaking coastline that spans the entire country. To fully immerse yourself in this enchanting natural beauty, we present a 14-day Private Tour focused on Luxury Vietnam Beach Wellness & Spa. This distinctive journey commences with a top-notch cruise on Halong Bay, culminating in a sumptuous dinner along the Saigon River. Along the way, relax on the pristine beaches of Da Nang and Nha Trang, featuring golden sands, gentle waves, and a myriad of water activities. The serene ambiance of exclusive resorts at these wellness havens promises boundless joy and relaxation.

Embark on an exploration that harmonizes opulent experiences, delightful moments of leisure, and thrilling opportunities for you and your cherished companion!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Morning Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, proceed to Pole No. 10 (located outside the Terminal Gate) and make contact with us. Direct transfer to the hotel in Hanoi, with check-in available from 14:00. Utilize your free time while anticipating lunch. Afternoon/Night Explore the city at your own pace, considering the following options: Attend a Water Puppet Show. Engage in a Vietnamese Cooking Class or embark on a Foodie Tour. Feel free to reach out to our travel consultant if you have an interest in these services. We are at your disposal 24/7 to provide assistance. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hanoi hotel Activities: - Arrival in Hanoi - Attend cultural shows - Leisure time at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Seaplane to Halong Bay - Overnight Cruise

Morning Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the airport for your journey to Halong Bay via seaplane. 12:00: Touch down at Halong Bay, reveling in the bay's scenery for a delightful 15 minutes. Receive a warm welcome from the Halong cruise and indulge in a pre-prepared lunch onboard. Afternoon Engage in post-lunch activities like trekking, swimming, and sunbathing. Explore a floating village in Halong Bay during the late afternoon, gaining insights into local life and forging connections with the fishermen whose families have resided here for three generations. Embark on a bamboo row boat to navigate the water tunnel, unveiling the beauty of coral reefs in the picturesque lagoon as the sun sets. Night Return to your cruise, unwind, and partake in a delightful dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay aboard the cruise in Halong Bay
Day 3

Day 3: Back to Hanoi - Enjoy Nightlife & Foot Massage

Morning Delight in the journey by savoring the surroundings and having a leisurely breakfast. Return to Halong pier for the transfer back to Hanoi. Commute back to the capital city via a convenient shuttle bus. Afternoon At 18:00, partake in a city night tour exploring the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Capture memorable moments through photographs and delve into the history of these iconic destinations. Sample some renowned Vietnamese snacks, providing an opportunity to savor local flavors. Indulge in a soothing foot massage service in Hanoi. Visit the Red River and Long Bien Bridge to relish the nightlife beyond Hanoi's city center. Night Conclude the tour with a delightful dinner at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Enjoy your free time soaking in the vibrant nightlife of Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hanoi hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi - Flight to Da Nang

Morning/Afternoon Commence your day by transferring to the airport after enjoying breakfast at the hotel for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, your tour guide will be on hand to pick you up and accompany you to the Hoi An hotel for check-in, allowing you to unwind for the remainder of the day. Night Delight in your free time while savoring the enchanting night view of Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hoi An hotel
Day 5-6

Day 5 - 6: Free Days to Enjoy Hoi An Spirit

Morning & Afternoon Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast served at the hotel. Enjoy a leisurely period in Hoi An, strolling through the ancient town and exploring at your own pace. Engage in additional activities at the picturesque Cua Dai beach. Night Continue to relish your free time in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hoi An hotel Meals at your discretion. Daily spa-themed turndown messages included.
Day 7

Day 7: Flight to Nha Trang

Morning & Afternoon Commence the day with a delightful breakfast served at the Da Nang hotel. Utilize a car transfer to reach Da Nang airport for your flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, utilize a shuttle bus, unaccompanied by a tour guide, to reach the hotel in Nha Trang. Night Enjoy your free time at leisure in the beach city. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Nha Trang hotel Activities: Daily spa treatment (minimum 2 treatments per night per person). Meals at your own discretion.
Day 8

Day 8: Special Spa Treatment: Mud Bath in Nha Trang

Commence the day with a satisfying breakfast provided at the hotel. Utilize your leisure time for relaxation. Experience the exceptional indulgence of mud baths in Nha Trang, an absolute must when exploring this remarkable coastal destination. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Nha Trang hotel
Day 9-11

Day 9 - 11: Free Days in Nha Trang With Spa Package

Begin your day with a nourishing breakfast served at the hotel. Entire days dedicated to leisure in the coastal haven of Nha Trang. Engage in the daily Spa Treatment package, along with invigorating yoga and Tai Chi classes. Immerse yourself in a variety of activities in Nha Trang, including leisurely moments of swimming and sunbathing on the charming beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving around Hon Mun Island to discover vibrant tropical fish and coral. Additionally, unwind on the tranquil beaches of Hon Tam Island. Indulge in the rejuvenating experience of mud baths offered by the city's hotels and resorts. Explore the vibrant nightlife scene of Nha Trang. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Nha Trang hotel You are entitled to a daily package of Spa Treatment, including a minimum of 2 treatments per night per person.
Day 12

Day 12: Flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Dinner Cruise

Morning Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast provided at the Nha Trang hotel. Utilize a shuttle bus, unaccompanied by a tour guide, to transfer from the Nha Trang hotel to the airport. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, proceed to the hotel via a private vehicle transfer. Afternoon Enjoy leisure time at your own pace. Optionally, partake in a city tour exploring renowned landmarks such as the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market. Night Be picked up from the hotel and transported to the pier for embarkation. Cruise along the Saigon River while indulging in an impressive Eurasian buffet amidst cocktail lounges and airy verandas, providing a perfect setting for a post-dinner stroll. Return to the pier around 21:30 and transfer back to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Mekong Delta on Cai Be Princess Cruise

Morning: Commence the day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. At 8:00, be greeted at the Ho Chi Minh City hotel for a transfer to Cai Be, a charming town nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Embark on the Cai Be Princess Sampan, where a warm welcome awaits with a refreshing towel and beverage. As the sampan begins cruising on the waterway, a new adventure unfolds toward Tan Phong Islet. Appreciate the scenic landscapes flanking both sides of the river. Witness the daily hustle and bustle of the local community, including market sounds, the hum of fishing boat engines transporting goods for sale, and the lively atmosphere of bargaining. Engage in a cycling excursion to explore the village on Tan Phong Islet. Pluck fruits and savor a variety of them, with a special highlight being rambutan, contributing to the economic value of the impressive eco-tourism in the Mekong Delta. Step into the garden, indulging in a selection of fruits with a modest expenditure. Visit local cottage industries to observe the craftsmanship involved in making rice paper, rice flour cakes, roof panels, and homewares. Return to the Cai Be Princess Sampan as the boat continues its journey to the village of Phu An through tranquil canals. Observe the picturesque landscapes and the natural beauty surrounding the village. Enjoy lunch at Le Longanier Restaurant, an elegant colonial-style villa surrounded by fruit-bearing trees. Afternoon Take a leisurely walk to Ba Bon Bridge for sightseeing after the satisfying lunch. Arrange for a rented vehicle to transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Night Unwind and enjoy your free time at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Morning: Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast served at the hotel. Revel in your final moments in Saigon before your transfer to the airport. Conclude the trip! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Kindly be informed that the hotel check-out time is at noon. Late check-out is contingent upon room availability and may incur an additional fee.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 3063 USD 2663 USD 3star
Deluxe 3263 USD 2863 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on the Mekong and Halong Bay.
* 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.

Travel Facts

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Cycling Vietnam

Cycling Vietnam 14 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, Mui Ne, Dalat, Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, Nha Trang, Hon Ong, Dai Lanh, Tuy Hoa, Quy Nhon, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Commence your journey in Ho Chi Minh City and conclude in Hanoi! The Cycling Vietnam tour spans 14 days, guiding you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and 12 other captivating destinations within the country. This cycling adventure offers accommodations in hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and additional amenities.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Start Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), once recognized as Saigon, stands as a captivating and dynamic urban center where bicycles navigate the bustling streets alongside lorries, and ancient temples coexist with contemporary structures. Having endured the impacts of the Vietnam War, Saigon has transformed into a vibrant free-market metropolis where diversity flourishes. The renowned Ben Thanh Market and the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral are conveniently accessible on foot and come highly recommended. Later today, there will be a welcome briefing led by your guide, followed by the opportunity to join an optional group dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodations will be provided at Huong Sen Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 2

Day 2: Transfer out of the city; cycle to the Cu Chi tunnels

This morning, we depart from the urban center before embarking on a cycling journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels. This provides an excellent initiation to cycling in Vietnam and an opportunity to ensure the bikes are in optimal condition. The Cu Chi Tunnels, once utilized as sanctuaries by the Viet Cong, served as living quarters and escape routes for guerrillas during the war. The intricate network spans three levels and approximately 240 kilometers. Although certain sections have been widened for visitors, the original tunnels were remarkably narrow, requiring individuals to crawl on hands and knees. For those with claustrophobic tendencies, the option to stay outdoors and enjoy the sunshine is available. Alternatively, if you opt not to visit the tunnels, you can spend an unguided day exploring Saigon. Noteworthy sites include the Emperor of Jade and Giac Lam pagodas, the former Presidential Palace (now the Reunification Hall), Ben Thanh Market, and the War Remnants Museum. Accommodations will be provided at Huong Sen Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 3

Day 3: Cycle towards the coast and drive to Mui Ne

Following an early breakfast, we depart Saigon by bus before commencing our cycling journey toward the coastal region. Navigating the lesser-traveled backroads, we traverse through tropical fruit orchards and rubber plantations, encountering quaint fishing villages en route as we approach the coastline. Completing our ride in time for lunch, we then embark on a roughly 3-hour transfer to Mui Ne, a serene beach with pristine white sands. Here, we have the opportunity to marvel at the initial sunset over the Eastern Sea. Anticipate spending approximately 4-5 hours on the bus today. Accommodations will be provided at Sea Links Beach Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 4

Day 4: Cycle to Dalat in the Central Highlands

Our cycling journey takes us in the direction of Dalat, with an undulating route punctuated by occasional climbs. En route, we traverse through coffee and tea plantations, meandering past vibrant flower gardens and serene pine forests as we ascend to higher altitudes. Upon reaching a certain point, we rejoin the bus, and the road ascends sharply to the mountainous town of Dalat. Expect to spend approximately 3.5 hours on the bus today. Dalat, once referred to as Le Petit Paris, is a charming hill station lauded as the most picturesque town in Vietnam. Cherished by the French for its favorable climate, it has evolved into a popular honeymoon retreat for the Vietnamese. Accommodations will be provided at La Sapinette Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 5

Day 5: Cycle through Bidoup N.P.; to the coast and boat transfer to Whale Island

The cycling route for today predominantly features undulating terrain, covering approximately 30 kilometers downhill through scenic pine forests and expansive paddy fields. This descent, spanning nearly 1,500 meters, takes us through the breathtaking Bidoup Ba National Park. This region is distinguished by its rare pine forests and dotted with small villages inhabited by ethnic minority communities of the central highlands. Upon reaching the coastal area, we transfer by bus (approximately 1.5 hours) to the vicinity of Nha Trang. From there, we embark on a boat journey to reach our tropical island haven of Whale Island, where we will be staying for the next two nights. Depending on personal preference, today's cycling distance can extend up to 90 kilometers. Accommodations will be provided at Whale Island Resort or a similar establishment.
Day 6

Day 6: Cruise around islands with seafood lunch and snorkelling

Taking a break from cycling today provides us with the perfect opportunity to truly unwind and rejuvenate. In the morning, we'll partake in a boat excursion, indulging in some snorkeling and swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise waters, followed by a delectable seafood lunch. The afternoon offers optional activities, such as visiting a local fishing village, exploring the Whale Temple, or taking a leisurely stroll around the island to reach the viewpoint. From this vantage point, a 360-degree panoramic view unfolds, showcasing the mesmerizing mountainous coastline and the picturesque coves and pristine white sand beaches. Accommodations will be provided at Whale Island Resort or a similar establishment.
Day 7

Day 7: Coastal ride to Quy Nhon

Commencing our day early, we embark on a brief transfer from Whale Island, passing through Dai Lanh & Ca Pass. Once at Vung Ro Bay, our cycling journey begins along the scenic coastline, leading us to Tuy Hoa and O Loan Lagoon before reaching Chi Thanh. Here, we pause for lunch and a brief respite before resuming our ride towards La Hai, where we achieve a notable cycling distance of 100 kilometers today—the longest ride of our journey. Following this accomplishment, we transfer for approximately 1 hour to our hotel in Quy Nhon. Expect to spend around 2 hours on the bus today. Accommodations will be provided at Seagull Quy Nhon Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 8

Day 8: Further coastal ride stopping en route at sand dunes; then transfer to Hoi An

Departing from Quy Nhon, our journey takes us through a newly developed economic zone, crossing the Thi Nai Peninsula and Nhon Hoi Bridge—Vietnam's lengthiest sea bridge. Disembarking from our bikes, we explore a local market where encounters with western tourists are relatively uncommon, making it not unusual to be approached for photos. The coastal route unfolds with picturesque secluded bays, sandy dunes, and beaches adorned with vibrant fishing boats gently bobbing on the Eastern Sea. Our cycling route extends until we reach Phu Ly, after which we transition to a drive heading to Hoi An. If time permits, there's an option to cycle the final 12 kilometers upon turning off Highway 1 into Hoi An. Hoi An, an original European trading port dating back to the mid-sixteenth century, has evolved into a living museum. It showcases charming wooden merchant's houses and pagoda-style temples reflecting architectural influences from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Europe. The town is not only a delightful place to meander through but also offers a bustling riverside market. We'll spend two nights in Hoi An, providing an excellent opportunity to explore local art or indulge in tailor-made clothing. For the latter, bringing a picture or sample of your desired design is advisable. Anticipate spending approximately 6 hours on the bus today, with a cycling distance of around 50 kilometers. Accommodations will be provided at Hoi An River Green Boutique or a similar establishment.
Day 9

Day 9: Sightseeing in Hoi An; free afternoon

This morning, engage in a guided walking tour of Hoi An, delving into the historical significance embedded in the Old Town's structures. Explore notable landmarks such as bridges, temples, wells, and traditional houses. For those with a lesser inclination towards architecture, there's an option to embark on a 5-kilometer cycling journey to the picturesque Cua Dai Beach or cycle towards the Marble Mountains, located 19 kilometers away. These five marble hills, once islands, harbor numerous caves, some of which served as sanctuaries for both Buddhists and the Viet Cong during the war. Nearby attractions include My Khe Beach, a renowned R&R spot during the war, and Da Nang, featuring the Cham Museum, which, despite its current condition, remains intriguing. Additionally, consider a visit to My Son, a significant Cham temple site in Vietnam, where Cham kings found their resting place as early as the fourth century. While wartime bombings have impacted much of the site, remnants such as stone towers and sanctuaries continue to offer compelling insights. Accommodations will be provided at Hoi An River Green Boutique or a similar establishment.
Day 10

Day 10: Ride over the spectacular Hai Van Pass; cycle and drive on to Hue

Today, our journey leads us northward, either by drive or cycling, en route to Hue. The path takes us across the breathtaking Hai Van Pass, often referred to as the 'Pass of the Ocean Clouds.' The panoramic vistas from the pass are truly captivating, although those who opt to forgo the 580-meter ascent can conveniently catch a lift in the support vehicle. Upon reaching the summit, the descent back to the ocean is a rewarding experience, followed by a continuation through quaint villages and timeless rural landscapes, ultimately bringing us to the outskirts of Hue. From there, we transfer to our city center hotel. Expect to spend approximately 2.5 hours on the bus today, with a cycling distance of around 80 kilometers. Accommodations will be provided at Park View Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 11

Day 11: Explore Hue and surroundings by bike and boat; overnight train to Hanoi

Hue is often hailed as the cultural and historical hub of Vietnam, offering a plethora of captivating attractions. Our guided tour explores the city and its surrounding tombs, with the citadel standing out as the most remarkable site. Enclosed by six miles of walls, the citadel houses the palaces and halls of the Mandarins, alongside the remnants of the Forbidden Purple City—an exclusive enclave for the emperor, his eunuchs, and concubines. Embarking on a boat journey along the Perfume River, we reach the ornate tombs of the Nguyen emperors, who once governed Vietnam from Hue. Among these, Tu Duc's Tomb stands out for its intricate design and serene gardens. Our exploration also includes a visit to the renowned Thien Mu Pagoda, which played a central role in anti-government protests during the early 1960s. The pagoda houses the Austin car that transported Thich Quang Duc, a monk who self-immolated in protest against the president in Saigon in 1963. The powerful image of his act was disseminated globally through newspapers. In the afternoon, we board the Reunification Express for an overnight journey to Hanoi, covering a distance of 688 kilometers to the north. Accommodations will be provided on the overnight train.
Day 12

Day 12: Arrive Hanoi; drive to Halong Bay; board boat and cruise/kayak among spectacular limestone formations

Typically, we reach Hanoi early in the morning and take a break for a local breakfast and a leisurely stretch before being greeted by our bus for an approximately 4-hour journey to Halong Bay. Renowned as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in Southeast Asia, Halong Bay boasts around 3000 limestone peaks emerging majestically from the crystal-clear emerald sea. Our exploration involves cruising amidst this extraordinary karst scenery, with opportunities to engage in kayaking in the sea, accessing places unreachable by boat (weather permitting). We savor a delectable seafood lunch onboard and spend the night in twin-share cabins with en-suite facilities. Accommodations will be provided on the overnight boat.
Day 13

Day 13: Further cruising in Halong Bay; return to Hanoi

Explore the Me Cung cave and indulge in additional cruising amidst the numerous islands of Halong Bay. In the late afternoon, we return to Hanoi. This enchanting city showcases an array of exquisite old structures, presenting an atmosphere distinct from the southern Saigon, largely influenced by the more conservative nature of Northern Vietnam. Unlike its industrial counterpart, Hanoi's city center exudes a faded charm, characterized by broad tree-lined avenues dating back to the French colonial period, complemented by picturesque lakes and pagodas. As evening falls, there is the option to attend a performance featuring Hanoi's renowned water puppets. Accommodations will be provided at Lenid Hotel or a similar establishment.
Day 14

Day 14: End Hanoi

For participants opting for the land-only arrangement, the tour concludes this morning in Hanoi following breakfast.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 3049 USD 2649 USD 3star
Deluxe 3249 USD 2849 USD 4star
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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Best Of Vietnam - Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta

Best Of Vietnam – Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta – 14 Days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Ba Vi National Park, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey that commences in Hanoi and concludes in Ho Chi Minh City! With the In-depth Cultural tour Best Of Vietnam – Sapa/ Mekong Delta/ Mekong Delta, experience a 14-day tour that guides you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and six other captivating destinations. This comprehensive package includes accommodation in well-selected hotels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, delectable meals, efficient transport, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Commence your journey upon your arrival in Vietnam, where a dedicated private driver will warmly welcome you at the airport. Experience a comfortable transfer to your hotel with private transportation. Upon check-in, take the opportunity to overcome any jet lag. Feel free to explore the captivating streets of the city, where historical charm, architectural wonders, and a plethora of local products await your discovery. Conclude your first day at your own pace, returning to the hotel for a rejuvenating night's sleep.
Day 2

Day 2: BAVI ECO TOUR (B)

Embark on your journey with a 07:30 pickup from your hotel, heading to Ba Vi. Explore three villages, where local hosts will immerse you in the essence of Vietnamese countryside life. Meet Mr. Duoc, a war veteran, and hear his compelling stories about life during and after the Vietnam War. Gain insights into handling raw tea leaves and their transformation into market-ready products. Visit a tea village adorned with 30-year-old tea trees. Engage in tea leaf harvesting, learning to select the finest parts of the tea tree to craft the world's most delightful beverage. Move on to Mrs. Chin's residence for a cooking lesson, relishing lunch in the garden. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely exploration of her village, visiting local workshops. Witness the art of tofu-making, rice unshelling, and observe a seasoned hammerer at work for over 70 years. Cycle through picturesque rice fields until you reach Mr. Chau's house. Indulge in a foot soak with herb leaves, following the recipes of the Muong ethnic minorities. Conclude your day with a boat trip along the Da River, taking in breathtaking scenery and gaining insights into the lives of the locals along the river. In the evening, return to Hanoi, wrapping up your Bavi Eco Tour by approximately 18:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA - OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN (B)

Enjoy a leisurely day exploring Hanoi, a distinctive Asian city adorned with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, serene lakes, and ancient pagodas and temples dating back thousands of years. Delve into the rich history by visiting prominent attractions like the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Temple of Literature, or the History and Ethnology Museums. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through the Old Quarter or along the shores of West Lake. Keep in mind that the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays, and most museums observe closure on Mondays. Return to your hotel and prepare for an exciting night train journey. Between 20:30 and 21:00, our team will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the railway station for the night train to Sapa (scheduled from 21:50 to 06:30). Experience a restful night in the A/C soft sleeper cabin en route to Lao Cai (scheduled from 21:00 to 05:00).
Day 4

Day 4: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (B/L/D) GROUP TOUR

Upon your arrival at Lao Cai station, our team will warmly welcome you and facilitate your transfer to Sapa for a delightful breakfast and some relaxation. Following the morning refreshments, embark on an invigorating 12 km trek. The journey takes you to the enchanting Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages, home to the H'mong minority. Immerse yourself in their traditional way of life, traverse the picturesque rice terraces, and trek along a scenic trail on the hill mountainside. A delectable lunch awaits you, fueling your energy for the subsequent hike to Ta Van village of the Dzay people. Here, you'll spend the night with a local family, gaining firsthand experience of their daily routines, livelihoods, and unique customs. Savor an authentic overnight stay in the welcoming ambiance of the Dzay local house.
Day 5

Day 5: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SAPA - HANOI (B/L)

Indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on an 8 km walking tour to explore Giang Ta Chai, a captivating village inhabited by the Red Dzao ethnic group. Traverse the village's scenic landscapes, witness a beautiful waterfall, and cross a charming rattan bridge, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the surroundings. Afterward, relish a delightful lunch against the breathtaking backdrop. Following the midday feast, return to Sapa town, where you can leisurely explore the area at your own pace. At 17:00, our team will arrange your transfer to the Lao Cai train station for the night train journey back to Hanoi. Enjoy a comfortable night's rest in the A/C soft sleeper cabin, with the train departing at 21:00 and arriving in Hanoi at 05:00.
Day 6

Day 6: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE, BUS

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, we will arrange your transfer to a day-stay hotel. Here, you can indulge in a satisfying breakfast and freshen up before your scheduled pick-up for the cruise adventure. Embark on the most picturesque route to Halong Bay, traversing the Red River Delta adorned with expansive emerald green rice paddies that extend as far as the eye can behold. Upon reaching Halong, partake in a mesmerizing cruise on the bay, marveling at the limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After an enriching exploration of the bay, treat yourself to a delectable seafood lunch. The journey continues with a visit to the renowned Limestone Cave in Halong Bay, offering opportunities for kayaking or swimming to get up close to the floating villages and shops. As evening approaches, return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by leisure time. You can choose to participate in onboard activities or simply unwind. Experience an overnight stay on the cruise, surrounded by the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay.
Day 7

Day 7: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B/L) – SHARING CRUISE

Wake up early to engage in a Tai Chi session or simply relish a wholesome breakfast. The boat will navigate back to the port, making a stop at the captivating Limestone Cave adorned with stalagmites and stalactites. Following this, enjoy a smooth journey back to the main harbor, with an estimated return to Hanoi by approximately 17:00. The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 8

Day 8: HANOI FLY TO HOI AN (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED

Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel and take advantage of some free leisure time until a private cab is arranged to transfer you to the airport. Prepare for your upcoming flight to Hoi An. Overnight stay in Hoi An.
Day 9

Day 9: HOI AN LEISURE (B)

Discover the thriving custom tailoring industry in Hoi An, where over 400 tailoring shops and skilled artisans offer bespoke clothing, shoes, and handbags. Turnaround times are impressively quick, with full suits typically taking a day and accessories like handbags or shoes only around 4 hours. To make the most of this opportunity, explore and choose a tailor early in your visit. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the charm of Hoi An's famous sights. Before embarking on your exploration, energize yourself with a Banh Mi sandwich—a local specialty with unique bread and fillings. Madam Khanh's stand, known as the Banh Mi Queen, comes highly recommended for this delectable experience. As night falls, Hoi An's Old Town metamorphoses into a magical realm adorned with lanterns. Hoi An is renowned for its paper lanterns, and the Lantern Market offers an insight into their craftsmanship. Witness the lantern-making process and consider selecting some for souvenirs. After perusing the market, venture to the outdoor traditional theater. Here, Vietnamese folk dancers and musicians showcase traditional performances from 9 pm to 10 pm at the square on Nguyen Thai Hoc street. The show is free and open to the public, providing a captivating glimpse into Vietnamese culture. Before returning to your hotel, participate in the enchanting tradition of lighting a candle box and placing it in the water. Local children along the canal often offer candles for this purpose—don't forget to make a wish. Overnight stay in Hoi An.
Day 10

Day 10: HOI AN LEISURE (B) - HOI AN ECO TOUR ( Optional Tour)

Today offers you the freedom to explore Hoi An at your own leisure, indulging in whatever captures your interest. This ancient town boasts Japanese merchant houses, pagodas, temples, and antique warehouses, creating a rich tapestry of cultural and historical wonders. Alternatively, savor the laid-back ambiance of a riverside café along the Thu Bon River. (Optional Tour: Hoi An Eco Tour) Embark on a fascinating journey with your English-speaking guide, who will accompany you to explore the scenic countryside and river surroundings of Hoi An. Traverse through the countryside, where the warmth and friendliness of the local people will greet you. Next, board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a delightful river cruise, interacting with local fishermen and participating in traditional net fishing. Experience the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat on a paddle boat trip through the enchanting waterways of a coconut palm paradise. In the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to either continue exploring the ancient town or unwind at your hotel. Price for the optional tour: $38 per person (group tour) Overnight stay in Hoi An.
Day 11

Day 11: HOI AN FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B) – FLIGHT INCLUDED

Indulge in a hearty breakfast at the hotel before catching your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check into your hotel and enjoy some leisure time to recharge and relax. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12

Day 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (B/L) – GROUP TOUR

(Commence at 7:20 am – Conclude around 17:30) Embark on an exciting day starting with a nourishing breakfast, followed by a journey to the enchanting Mekong Delta. Depart for My Tho, a town nestled on the left bank of the Mekong River. Board a sampan and cruise along the river, passing by the picturesque Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Pause at Unicorn Island, where you'll take a leisurely stroll along country lanes, explore orchards, savor tropical fruits, and enjoy traditional folk songs performed by local artists. Explore a fruit plantation and glide through Thoi Son canal on a hand-rowed sampan, immersing yourself in the scenic countryside. Visit a family-run business, tour a honey-bee farm, and delight in a workshop showcasing the making of honey tea and coconut candy. Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a well-deserved break. In the afternoon, embark on a cycling adventure around Tan Thach village, interacting with local villagers to gain insight into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those who prefer a more relaxed pace, unwind in a hammock and relish the refreshing breeze. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13

Day 13: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L) – GROUP TOUR

Embark on a journey to Cu Chi Tunnels, with the travel time estimated at approximately one and a half hours. Upon arrival, a brief introduction will precede your exploration of the tunnels, complemented by an informative video detailing the construction of the tunnels and the inhabitants' resilience during wartime hardships. Take the time to wander through the remaining area and tunnel systems, discovering specially designed living spaces with kitchens, bedrooms, and various martial facilities such as storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. These facilities catered to the essential needs of those residing within the tunnels. Additionally, explore hidden trap doors and intricate traps strategically placed within the maze-like tunnels for security during the war. Conclude your visit with a serving of special tea and cassava, the guerilla's sustenance during wartime. Enjoy a break for relaxation or opt for an opportunity to experience real shooting with a gun. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14

Day 14: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE (B)

Indulge in a nutritious breakfast on the last day of your journey. Conclude the check-out process at the hotel, and if time allows, explore the local markets to purchase souvenirs for your dear ones. Afterwards, make your way to the departure point and board your flight homeward. The trip concludes.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1220 USD 820 USD 3star
Deluxe 1420 USD 1020 USD 4star
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

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Ultimate Vietnam

Ultimate Vietnam 14 Days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Cu Chi, Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on a journey commencing in Hanoi and concluding in Ho Chi Minh City! The Ultimate Vietnam Explorer tour spans across 14 days, guiding you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and six additional destinations. This comprehensive package encompasses accommodations in both hotels and hostels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam!

Embark on our journey with a delightful welcome dinner at our preferred restaurant in Hanoi. Get acquainted with your fellow travelers and enjoy some drinks as you bond with your new companions. We will provide you with all the essential information for the upcoming 13 days and nights.
Day 2

Day 2: Foodie Tour & Culture Show

Vietnam is renowned for its rich and varied culinary offerings. Our local guide will lead us to hidden gems where you can savor unique, flavorful, and sometimes unusual dishes while familiarizing yourself with the city. In the evening, we'll attend a water puppet show – a truly distinctive experience and a significant aspect of Vietnamese culture. Prepare for a night of Hanoi-style revelry! Vietnam brings a different vibe – and it's fantastic! Join the locals and fellow travelers for a lively dance and mingle in the narrow streets of Hanoi. Seize a tiny stool, join the crowd, and indulge in some 'fresh beer' for a memorable night out.
Day 3

Day 3: Discover Halong Bay

Departing from Hanoi, we reach Halong Pier, where we embark on our accommodation for the night. Sail through the enchanting landscapes of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay aboard a traditional Vietnamese "junk" boat. Immerse yourself in the magical surroundings as you cruise and kayak through the pristine waters, surrounded by numerous limestone karsts. Our overnight stay takes place on a Vietnamese junk boat, anchored in a tranquil cove within the breathtaking Halong Bay.
Day 4

Day 4: Private Island Stay

Indulge in an evening at our exclusive location, concealed on a private beach in Halong Bay. Experience the epitome of tranquility! Relax in a hammock, take a refreshing swim or kayak, engage in beach volleyball, and partake in karaoke during the evening festivities.
Day 5

Day 5: More of Halong & Party Night in Hanoi

Awaken to the gentle melody of the ocean, savoring the island's enchanting ambiance. Following breakfast, we journey back to Hanoi for another vibrant night on the town
Day 6

Day 6: Fly to Hoi An

Although it might not be immediately apparent, Vietnam is a relatively large country. To optimize the enjoyment of your 13-day journey, we've included a flight from Hanoi to Hoi An. Hoi An, often referred to as the City of Lanterns due to the vibrant red lanterns adorning trees, buildings, and shops throughout the town. In the evening, when the lanterns illuminate the streets, we'll guide you on a delightful stroll through town, unveiling our preferred bars.
Day 7

Day 7: Markets & Vietnamese Cooking Class

Believe it or not, you may have savored delightful meals in the past, but nothing compares to the authentic Vietnamese cuisine – crafted in Vietnam, and this time, by you! Immerse yourself in a private cooking class where you'll master the art of preparing the most delectable dishes. Get ready for a culinary adventure!
Day 8

Day 8: Beach & Overnight Bus

Indulge in the charm of picturesque Hoi An, where the pace of life is wonderfully unhurried. The city center is an ideal haven for leisure, dining, and shopping, while a pristine beach awaits a short bike ride away. As night falls, we embark on the iconic sleeper bus – an essential Vietnam experience!
Day 9

Day 9: Relax in Paradise

Embark on an overnight sleeper bus journey, awakening in the serene Ninh Van Bay just beyond Nha Trang – a genuine haven! Your accommodation, situated amidst the scenic hills of Vietnam's countryside, rests in the valleys, a short stroll from the beach. Following breakfast, the day unfolds with endless possibilities. Join your guide in the afternoon for an exploration of the nearby areas through a leisurely hike. Alternatively, indulge in relaxation by the pool, engage your group in beach volleyball, enjoy a cinematic experience in the outdoor theater, treat yourself at the spa, or venture into the waters with a kayak.
Day 10

Day 10: Explore Da Lat

The Vietnam highlands' central city, renowned for its pleasant climate and breathtaking waterfalls, is none other than Da Lat. Often referred to as Vietnam's romantic city, many locals choose this destination for their weddings. Arriving in the late afternoon allows ample time to discover the charming town and, if desired, pay a visit to the 'Crazy House'.
Day 11

Day 11: Let’s walk down a Waterfall

Prepare yourself for the ultimate adventure on the following day! We'll venture into the woods, gear up, and kick off the thrilling canyon experience. Hike through the vibrant green rainforest, engage in some abseiling, descend beside a cascading waterfall, and finally reach the exhilarating 'washing machine.' Get ready for an adrenaline rush!
Day 12

Day 12: Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City

We depart from the mountains and board the bus to reach our ultimate destination, Ho Chi Minh City. This vibrant city is alive with energy and offers an excellent opportunity for a memorable night out.
Day 13

Day 13: Cu Chi Tunnels & Farewell

Certainly, you cannot explore Vietnam without delving into its historical background, including the Vietnam War. Our knowledgeable local guide leads us to the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a comprehensive understanding of the events that transpired in this significant location. As the day comes to a close, we prepare for our last night and savor farewell drinks at one of the rooftop bars. Accommodation for tonight is still part of your tour package.
Day 14

Day 14: Farewell

It's time to complete the check-out process (unless you opt for an extended stay) and proceed to your next destination. Whether you're heading to the airport for your journey back home or embarking on further adventures, we're here to assist you with the necessary arrangements.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1377 USD 977 USD 3star
Deluxe 1577 USD 1177 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

· 14 nights hotel accommodation.
· Breakfast daily, Alllunches &
dinners.
· All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
· Boat trips at
· 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.

Travel Facts

Q & A : Before You Go