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Motorbike Trip from Hanoi to Saigon via Ho Chi Minh Trails 15 days

Motorbike Trip from Hanoi to Saigon via Ho Chi Minh Trails 15 days

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Summary

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Phong Nha Cave – Quang Tri Province – Hoi An Ancient Town – My Son Sanctuary – Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuot – Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh City

Embark on an extensive exploration of diverse Vietnamese routes. On the motorcycle, you will conquer the DMZ, the Khe Sanh battle site, and unwind in the ancient town of Hoi An. From the North to the South, you’ll engage with the Thai hill tribe and other tribal villages, traversing various types of roads. Despite the government’s construction of new roadways, off-road riders still face challenges on tracks and shortcuts, putting their riding skills to the test.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ha Noi - Hoa Binh Province - Thung Khe - Mai Chau

Morning: Depart from your hotel around 8:30 AM to reach our bike shop. Select a motorbike and commence your journey westward towards Mai Chau. Travel along Highway 6, passing expansive farmlands. Take a break for a light lunch in Hoa Binh province. Afternoon: Navigate Thung Khe pass to enter Mai Chau valley. Night: Enjoy a dinner in the village. Engage in dance and partake in a variety of unique liquors, including rice wine, with the local community. Spend the night in traditional stilt houses belonging to the Thai ethnic group. Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau Activities: Cover a total distance of 160 km from Hanoi center to Mai Chau. Participate in traditional dance and sample local wines with the residents.
Day 2

Day 2: Mai Chau - Ho Chi Minh Highway - Tan Ky

Morning: Complete your breakfast and check out of your accommodation in Mai Chau. Proceed southward, tracing the banks of the Ma River. Your motorbike journey continues along the Ho Chi Minh Highway, with the Lao border on the opposite side. Recharge with a local lunch en route. Afternoon: Transition to the coastal area. Dine at a local restaurant and spend the night in the serene town of Tan Ky. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Tan Ky Activities: Conclude the riding itinerary covering 268 km from Mai Chau to Tan Ky.
Day 3

Day 3: Tan Ky - Kim Lien village - Pho Chau Town - Dong Loc Intersection - Huong Khe Town

Morning: Prepare your belongings for the upcoming adventure to central Vietnam. Explore President Ho Chi Minh's birthplace in Kim Lien village. Traverse the Lam River through Thanh Chuong district, merging onto the Ho Chi Minh Highway. Take a lunch break in Pho Chau town. Afternoon: Journey on to Dong Loc intersection, marking the starting point of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Navigate through remote landscapes, reaching Huong Khe Town. Night: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and spend the night at a mini-hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Huong Khe Town Activities: Visit President Ho Chi Minh's birthplace in Kim Lien village. Explore Dong Loc intersection. Total distance covered: 160 km.
Day 4

Day 4: Huong Khe - Khe Ve Intersection - Pheo - Phong Nha

Morning: Bid farewell to Huong Khe town and continue your journey towards Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo, the initial branch of the Ho Chi Minh Trail leading into Laos. Traverse the scenic route to reach Phong Nha, where a local restaurant awaits for a delightful lunch. Afternoon: Embark on a dragon boat to explore the mesmerizing Phong Nha Cave, a UNESCO-listed Natural World Heritage Site. Night: Enjoy a hearty dinner and unwind at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Nha National Park Activities: Conquer the route from Huong Khe to Khe Ve Intersection and Pheo, covering a total distance of 210 km. Explore the enchanting Phong Nha Cave.
Day 5

Day 5: Phong Nha - Truong Son National Cemetery - Dong Ha Town

Morning: Indulge in a satisfying breakfast, gearing up for another day of exploration on the serene highway. Begin your journey with a brief stop at Truong Son National Cemetery, delving into the history of the American War and paying homage to the brave soldiers who lost their lives on the trail. Traverse the Ben Tat Bridge, leading you to Dong Ha town. Check into the hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. Afternoon: Drive to visit the enigmatic Vinh Moc Tunnel and the renowned DMZ, including Doc Mieu Firebase and the historic Hien Luong Bridge. Night: Return to Dong Ha town to unwind, savor a delightful dinner. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Ha Town Activities: Explore Truong Son National Cemetery. Stay in Dong Ha Town and visit Vinh Moc Tunnel, the famous DMZ, Doc Mieu Firebase, and Hien Luong Bridge.
Day 6

Day 6: Dong Ha - Khe Sanh - Dakrong Bridge - Ta Rut - A Luoi

Morning: Following a hearty breakfast in Dong Ha Town, we embark on a journey ascending into the Truong Son foothills. Cover a winding and narrow road of approximately 16km to reach Dakrong Bridge from Khe Sanh. En route, catch glimpses of Huang Hoa District, housing Khe Sanh Base near Laos, securing Highway 9, and Ta Con Airbase. Enjoy a delightful lunch in Khe Sanh. Afternoon: Cross Dakrong Bridge, head towards the town of Ta Rut, and engage with the Pa Co ethnic community. Traverse the picturesque Pe Ke Pass, leading you to the charming A Luoi, where you'll stay. Night: Rejuvenate with dinner at a local restaurant and settle in for an overnight stay in A Luoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouse in A Luoi Activities: Cover a total distance of 200km from Dong Ha Town to A Luoi. Conquer the winding and narrow roads near Khe Sanh. Cross Dakrong Bridge and engage with the Pa Co ethnic community. Admire the scenic beauty of Pe Ke Pass.
Day 7

Day 7: A Luoi - Truong Son Mountain Range - Thanh My - Hoi An

Morning: Bid farewell to A Luoi after a satisfying breakfast. Traverse serene roads, crossing picturesque passes to relish the breathtaking vistas of the Truong Son mountain range. Cover a pleasant 68km stretch from Hien to Thanh My, encountering an easy road challenge. Pause for lunch at a restaurant along the route. Afternoon: Conclude the day's journey, covering the final distance from Ai Nghia to Hoi An ancient town, navigating a slightly bumpier road. Reach Hoi An. Night: Enjoy leisure time in the ancient town, exploring its charm, and opt for dinner at your preference. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Cross the scenic Truong Son mountain range. Ride approximately 240km from A Luoi to Hoi An.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An Free day

Morning: Delight in the tranquil morning atmosphere of Hoi An while savoring a delightful breakfast. Take the opportunity to explore the captivating ancient trading center of Hoi An at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Explore Hoi An independently.
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - My Son - Phuoc Son

Morning: Complete the check-out process at the Hoi An hotel. The journey proceeds to My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in exploring the meticulously crafted temple complex of the ancient Cham civilization. Follow the path along the river, ascending the hill with the rushing water by your side. Enjoy lunch en route in Dong Phu. Afternoon and Evening: Reach Kham Duc or Phuoc Son in the midafternoon. Spend the remainder of the day unwinding in the serene town of Kham Duc. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Kham Duc Activities: Visit My Son Sanctuary to delve into the ancient Cham culture. Cover a total distance of approximately 200km
Day 10

Day 10: Kham Duc - Kon Tum

Morning: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, gearing up for the next leg of your adventure on the rugged section of Highway 14 to Kon Tum. Traverse the scenic Lo Xo Pass, making stops to visit the De and Trying ethnic minorities along the way. Experience crossing hanging bridges skillfully constructed by the local community. Enjoy lunch in Tan Canh and explore the Se Dang village. Afternoon: Pass through Dak To, a historically significant town and battleground during the Vietnam War. Visit the Catholic church and orphanage, overseen by a group of French nuns. Optional: If time permits, explore the nearby Bahnar village. Night: Spend the night in Kon Tum. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Dac Bla Hotel in Kon Tum Activities: Continue the journey from Kham Duc to Kon Tum, covering a total distance of 190km. Engage with the De and Trying ethnic minorities. Traverse essential town Dak To, known for its role in the Vietnam War. Visit the Se Dang village, Catholic church, and orphanage.
Day 11

Day 11: Kon Tum - Buon Me Thuot

Morning: Continue your journey on Highway 14, connecting Kon Tum, Pleiku, and Buon Me Thuot. Take a break for refreshment and lunch in Pleiku, passing through the Tun River and the Gia Rai region. Afternoon: Witness the site of the last battle of the Vietnam War in March 1975. Night: Unwind at local beer parlors or coffee shops, indulging in the region's distinctive coffee, renowned as the best in Vietnam. Consider purchasing some to take home. Enjoy dinner and check into your accommodation at Thang Loi Hotel in Buon Me Thuot. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Thang Loi Hotel in Buon Me Thuot Activities: Ride through the historical site of the last battle of the Vietnam War. Explore a significant ethnic village known for producing the best coffee in Vietnam. Cover a total riding distance of 240km from Kon Tum to Buon Me Thuot.
Day 12

Day 12: Buon Me Thuot - Lak Lake - Da Lat

Morning: Bid farewell to Buon Me Thuot. Embark on a journey to Lak Lake via Rte. 27, a charming little paved road. Pause for a refreshing break and perhaps take a swim in the lake. Lunch will be served by the lake, accompanied by intriguing tales about the 31 diverse ethnic groups in Dac Lac. Afternoon: Proceed to Da Lat along a scenic route, crossing Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son passes. Anticipate arriving in Da Lat in the late afternoon. Night: Explore the enchanting city of Da Lat and savor the unique nighttime ambiance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Da Lat Activities: Continue the journey from Buon Me Thuot, enjoying lunch by the picturesque Lak Lake. Traverse Krong No, Chuoi, and Phu Son passes en route to the hilltown of Da Lat.
Day 13

Day 13: Da Lat Free Day

Morning and Afternoon: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the Da Lat hotel, and venture out to explore the enchanting "City of Flowers" at your leisure. Night: Allow yourself to unwind and recharge overnight at the hotel, following a day filled with exploration. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Da Lat Hotel Activities: Explore the charming "City of Flowers," Da Lat, at your own pace.
Day 14

Day 14: Da Lat - Cat Tien National Park

Morning: Embark on a new adventure today as we journey to Cat Tien National Park via Road 20. Explore the former headquarters of the Vietnamese army, which bore witness to the devastation caused by herbicides such as the defoliant Agent Orange during the war. Presently, Nam Cat Tien is acknowledged by UNESCO as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Night: Following a day immersed in the natural beauty of Nam Cat Tien Park, we will spend the night at a guest house. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Guest house in Nam Cat Tien Activities: Tour Cat Tien National Park, a historical site from the Vietnam War, and a designated area within the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.
Day 15

Day 15: Cat Tien Park - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning and Afternoon: Immerse yourself in the invigorating ambiance of Cat Tien National Park before returning to the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City. Navigate the bustling roads on your motorcycle, making your way back to Ho Chi Minh City. Make a stop at the train station, marking the conclusion of your motorcycle adventure. BestPrice Travel looks forward to welcoming you again in the future! Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Activities: Journeying back to Ho Chi Minh City from Cat Tien National Park.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2705 USD 2305 USD 3star
Deluxe 2905 USD 2505 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.
* 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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Sweet Honeymoon In Vietnam 15 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Phan Thiet – Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay

Should you and your life partner opt for Vietnam as the perfect honeymoon destination, we suggest considering our Enchanting Vietnam Honeymoon 15-Day package. This exclusive journey will take you through some of Vietnam’s most breathtaking and essential locations in both the southern and northern regions. Delight in a mix of historical landmarks, serene beachside moments, overnight cruises, and intimate dinners along the river. There’s no experience quite like savoring each delightful moment with your significant other. Join us on this extraordinary trip to create memories that will last a lifetime!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Morning: Upon your arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, our guide will escort you to your hotel for check-in and relaxation. The standard check-in time is 14:00. An early check-in can be arranged for an additional fee. After settling in, take time to unwind at the hotel or consider participating in our optional cultural activity: the Water Puppet show. Immerse yourself in traditional Vietnamese folk music accompanying a water puppetry performance. This unique show depicts rural life in Vietnam, weaving tales from the past with melodies from the present. Note: Should you encounter difficulty locating our representatives upon arrival at the airport, please wait at Pole No.10 (outside the Terminal gate) and contact us. This will facilitate an easier connection, especially during peak times when both domestic and international terminals may be bustling. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel Please note that both the international and domestic terminals may experience periods of high traffic. If you find it challenging to locate our representatives, kindly position yourself at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and reach out to us for assistance.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Half Day City Tour - Dinner On Saigon River Cruise

Depending on your schedule, the departure can be arranged either in the morning or the afternoon. Commence your tour with a visit to the Reunification Palace, a symbol of Saigon's liberation and reunification following an extended period of war. The itinerary continues with a stop at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, both exquisite examples of French colonial architecture from the bygone era. Conclude your half-day city tour with a visit to a local market, providing insights into the vibrant local culture and allowing you to interact with some of the city's warm and sociable residents. Evening: 18:00 - 18:30: Your driver will pick you up for a transfer to the Saigon River, where you'll embark on a delightful dinner cruise. 19:00: Set sail and relish a delectable dinner while cruising along the Saigon River, capturing the mesmerizing night view of Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy various traditional performances on board. 21:00: Return to the hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta Full-day Trip

Morning: Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel in preparation for the day's adventure. At 08:00, our team will pick you up from your accommodation, and you'll journey to the captivating Ben Tre Province. Embark on a scenic boat ride down the Ham Luong River, a tributary of the Mekong River. Explore various local workshops, gaining insights into the regional economy, including brickmaking, coconut processing, and mat weaving. Take a pause in a charming village, meandering through the idyllic countryside to experience the authentic traditional life of the Delta. Hop on a 'xe loi,' a motorized rickshaw, for a venture into the lush forest and discover vibrant fruit orchards. Relish a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant, complemented by refreshing beverages or beers. Afternoon: Conclude your excursion with a serene sampan ride through the meandering canals of the city. At 17:00, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet - Road Transfer

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. Your dedicated driver will be ready to transport you to the enchanting destination of Phan Thiet, with an approximate travel time of 5 hours. Afternoon: Upon reaching Phan Thiet, proceed with the check-in process at the hotel. Take some time to relax and rejuvenate, settling into the comfortable accommodation. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Phan Thiet Hotel
Day 5

Day 5 : Phan Thiet Free Day

Morning: Enjoy leisure time, allowing yourself to unwind and partake in recreational activities. Savor a delicious breakfast served at the hotel, setting the tone for a day of beachside enjoyment. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Phan Thiet Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Phan Thiet free day

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Dedicate your entire day to basking in the sun, enjoying the beach, and unwinding in a relaxing atmosphere. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Phan Thiet Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City - Fly To Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning: Delight in a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Your designated driver will promptly arrive to transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Board a one-hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang. Upon landing, our chauffeur will escort you to a charming hotel in Hoi An, where you can check in and unwind for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Romantic Sunset Dinner On Cruise

Morning: Devote your morning and afternoon to exploring the myriad attractions that Hoi An has to offer. Afternoon: Embark on a romantic evening cruise with a sunset dinner. The captain and crew will warmly welcome you with a cocktail and appetizers. As you cruise along the Thu Bon River, seize the opportunity to capture breathtaking images of the sun setting behind the mountains and the lively riverside activity. 17:00: Commence the enchanting cruise. With ample time for cocktails, relaxation, and enjoying live music, the two-hour cruise promises to be a highlight of your journey. Our skilled chef will craft a delectable five-course meal, and the attentive staff will be at your service. Additionally, a selection of fine wines and beverages is available for purchase. Witnessing the boat's departure from our outdoor viewing deck sets the tone for a splendid evening, and releasing a candle-lit lantern into the river is a beautiful way to express your wishes. Indulge in a delightful dinner aboard the cruise. The chef will artfully prepare dinner courses and serve them directly on board. Following dinner, return to the hotel to unwind. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An Free Day

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Utilize your free time to independently explore the charming town of Hoi An or consider participating in one of our optional tours: Option 1: Explore My Son Holy Land (Half day): Visit My Son Sanctuary, a significant historical site in central Vietnam, dating back to the Cham kingdom. Option 2: Experience Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village: Engage in the agricultural activities alongside local farmers, including land preparation and fertilization. Gain insights into the daily routines of villagers, such as watering, harvesting greens, and tending to gardens. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue - Road transfer

Morning: Enjoy a delightful breakfast to energize yourself for the day's activities. Embark on your journey to Hue, with the convenience of either a shuttle bus or a private car. Traverse the mesmerizing Cloudy Pass, offering splendid vistas and photo opportunities (additional fees may apply). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 11

Day 11: Hue Half-day City Tour

Morning: Commence your exploration with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, an architectural marvel situated by the picturesque Perfume River, captivating visitors with its ancient charm. Proceed to the Imperial Citadel, a historic complex that once housed the Nguyen Royal Family, offering a glimpse into Vietnam's rich pre-modern history. Conclude the morning tour at Dong Ba Market, immersing yourself in the vibrant local scene, observing daily routines, and acquiring distinctive souvenirs. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 12

Day 12: Hue - Fly To Hanoi - Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning: Delight in your final breakfast in Hue before embarking on your journey to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our designated driver will escort you to your accommodation in Hanoi. Afternoon: Engage in the Hanoi Half-day Tour. Explore Vietnam's inaugural university, the Temple of Literature. Proceed to the distinctive One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic temple in Vietnam, and pay respects at the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, a pivotal figure in Vietnam's modern history. Wander by the scenic West Lake, pausing at the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, a venerable structure with a history spanning 1,500 years. Following the tour, savor an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant, and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 13

Day 13: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise

Morning: Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Depart for the mesmerizing Halong Bay, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its exceptional natural allure. Noon: Embark on the cruise upon arrival. The cruise will navigate through captivating caves and idyllic beaches scattered across the bay. Relish a delectable lunch served on board. Afternoon: Participate in various activities, including cave exploration, kayaking, or swimming, depending on the cruise itinerary. Return to the junk to unwind and enjoy the scenic surroundings. Delight in a flavorsome dinner and spend the night on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise, and instead, knowledgeable crew members proficient in English will be at your service.
Day 14

Day 14: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning: Begin your day with an invigorating Tai-chi class and savor a delightful breakfast on the cruise. Embark on an exploration of other enchanting caves in the vicinity, enjoying an early lunch as you journey back to the main dock for your transfer to Hanoi. Use your free time to wander through the historic Hanoi Old Quarter and savor Vietnamese street food at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 15

Day 15: Hanoi Departure

Morning: Enjoy a leisurely morning with free time. Complete the check-out process at noon. Our driver will then escort you to the airport for your departure flight, marking the conclusion of the tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1708 USD 1308 USD 3star
Deluxe 1908 USD 1508 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.

Travel Facts

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Essential Vietnam & Myanmar 15 days

Essential Vietnam & Myanmar 15 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 – Cu Chi Tunnels – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Yangon – Bagan – Bagan Temples – Mandalay

The 15-day Essential Vietnam & Myanmar tour could be the ideal choice for those seeking a comprehensive exploration of key destinations in Vietnam and Myanmar, immersing themselves in the unique characteristics of each country. Embark on a journey through Vietnam’s captivating cultures, spanning from the enchanting Mekong Delta in the southern region to the breathtaking limestone formations of Halong Bay in the north. The expedition culminates in the heart of Myanmar, Mandalay, a hub of both religious and commercial significance. Seize the opportunity and embark on this captivating adventure with us!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Arrangement of transportation from the airport to the hotel for the check-in process. Your room will be available for occupancy starting from 14:00. An extra fee is applicable for early check-in requests. Utilize your leisure time in Ho Chi Minh City or consider attending our cultural performances, including My Village Show, A O Show, and the Water Puppet Show. Note: Kindly locate our representative at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) upon your arrival. Feel free to contact us if any assistance is needed. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Full Day Discover Mekong Delta

Morning: Commence the day with breakfast at the hotel. At 08:00, our team will pick you up from your Saigon accommodation and transport you to Ben Tre Province. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, embark on a boat journey along the Ham Luong River, a tributary of the Mekong. Explore various local enterprises that contribute to the community's economic development, including a brick-making facility, a coconut processing workshop, and a mat-weaving establishment. Engage with local residents in crafting some products for your own experience. Noon: Proceed to a tranquil village, providing an opportunity to stroll and immerse yourself in authentic Delta village life. Hop on a 'xe loi' (a motorized rickshaw) and tour fruit orchards. Pause at a riverside eatery for a delectable lunch. Afternoon: Following lunch, board a sampan boat for a leisurely journey along narrow canals. By 17:00, return to your Saigon hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Full Day Cu Chi Tunnel - City tour - take flight to Da Nang

Morning: Cu Chi Tunnel Exploration Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Journey towards the Cu Chi Tunnels, situated approximately 70 km from the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, engage in an informative exploration of the intricate tunnel network, gaining insights into the historical context of the Vietnam War. Opt for the authentic firing-gun experience available here (additional charges apply). Relish a lunch at a local restaurant as you return to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon: Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Immerse yourself in a comprehensive city tour, witnessing key landmarks. Visit the War Remnants Museum to delve into Vietnam's historical events. Continue the exploration with visits to the Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office, showcasing exemplary French colonial architecture. Conclude the tour at a local market, offering an opportunity to procure the finest souvenirs while immersing in the local life and culture. Return to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel. Later, transfer to the Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, proceed to the Hoi An hotel for check-in. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Hoi An Half Day Tour

Morning: Commence your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Stroll leisurely through the enchanting ancient town. Saunter along the time-honored streets, weaving through diverse structures to observe local life, and witness the harmonious blend of the town's historical charm with contemporary elements. Marvel at some of the town's venerable landmarks, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. Pause at a street-side establishment and relish a refreshing glass of traditional herbal beverage. If time permits, explore a handicraft emporium and acquire exquisite souvenirs for personal keepsakes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An - Free day

Morning: Commence the day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Roam through the Central Market and explore street vendors offering a diverse array of paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, and more. Explore tailor shops for the creation of bespoke clothing. Post-visit, consider renting a bicycle to embark on a leisurely tour around the town. Opt for various optional tours to delve into the city and its environs: My Son Holy Land Half-day Discovery: Gain insights into Vietnam's ancient cultural facets, marked by unique sacred and mysterious beauty. Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village: Immerse yourself in the agrarian lifestyle of a small Vietnamese village. Hoi An Vespa Tour: Embark on a motorbike adventure to explore cultural and historical monuments, serene countryside landscapes, and delve into the rural life of the Vietnamese people. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Hanoi

Morning: Commence your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Da Nang airport for your scheduled flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, be transported to the centrally located hotel. Complete the check-in process and enjoy leisure time for relaxation. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi Half Day City tour

Morning/Afternoon: Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. The departure times for both the morning and afternoon Hanoi city half-day tours are flexible, offering visitors the choice of transportation, whether by car or motorcycle. The routes taken are entirely customizable, based on the preferences of the visitor. Explore numerous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Temple of Literature, renowned as Vietnam's first university. Proceed to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, a symbol of Vietnam's rich cultural heritage. Adjacent to this landmark is the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and his unassuming house on stilts (Note: Closed on Mondays and Fridays and from June to August; exterior views only). Conclude the tour with a visit to West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, dating back to the sixth century. Delight in a flavorful lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey to Ha Long Bay, acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its extraordinary natural allure. Noon: Complete the check-in process on the boat and enjoy a sumptuous lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the surrounding sea, adorned with numerous limestone islands and caves. Afternoon: Depending on the cruise itinerary, engage in various activities that unveil the bay's splendor, such as cave exploration, kayaking, or a refreshing swim in the sea. Return to the junk to unwind and relax. Evening: Indulge in a delectable dinner and spend the night aboard. Note: Crew members proficient in English will substitute our tour guide on the cruises. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Onboard an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay
Day 9

Day 9: Halong Bay - Ha Noi

Morning: Engage in a Tai-chi class while reveling in the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Enjoy a delicious breakfast aboard the boat. Embark on an exhilarating expedition to explore some of the most enchanting caves in Halong Bay. Partake in an early lunch as the cruise voyages back to the main dock. Noon: Facilitate your return journey to Hanoi. Afternoon: Complete the check-in process at your designated hotel in Hanoi. Embrace free time to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter independently and savor Vietnamese street food. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi flight to Yangon

Morning: Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. Noon: At 12:00, complete the check-out process and proceed to the airport for your departing flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and prepare for check-in. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Yangon Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Yangon Sightseeing - Bagan (By Express Train 1700:1040 hrs)

Morning: Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Explore key city landmarks including the city hall, Mahabandoola Park featuring the Independence Monument, Strand Road, and Yangon Jetty via car. Continue the journey to Botahtaung Pagoda and Ahma Mya Nan Nwe, a devoted follower of the Botahtaung Pagoda. Make a stop at Bogyoke Aung San (Scott) Market, the city's most renowned market (closed every Monday & Public holiday). Here, you can find a variety of luxury items, food products, handicrafts, jewelry, and apparel. Afternoon: Venture to Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda to witness the colossal reclining Buddha, followed by a visit to Karaweik Hall Royal Barge on the Royal Lake. Conclude today's exploration at the globally acclaimed Shwedagon Pagoda. Evening: Embark on an overnight train journey to Bagan via the Express Train, departing at 17:00 from Yangon and arriving in Bagan at 22:40. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight on Train
Day 12

Day 12: Bagan Sightseeing

Morning: Early morning arrival in Bagan. Explore the vibrant Naung U Market and some of Bagan's renowned pagodas, including the significant Shwezigon Pagoda, a reliquary shrine housing images of 37 Nats in Bagan. Journey to Kyansittha Uhmin (Cave) and Gupaukgyi Temple, a 13th-century cave temple adorned with captivating frescoes depicting Jataka stories. Afternoon: Marvel at the Htilominlo Temple, showcasing old murals and friezes. Pass through the Tharabar Gateway into Old Bagan. Continue your exploration with visits to the Ananda Temple, a whitewashed masterpiece featuring four standing Buddha Images, Thetbyinnyu Temple, and Dhamayangyi Temple. Conclude the day at Shwesandaw Pagoda, capturing the mesmerizing sunset. Evening: Transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay in Bagan. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bagan Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Bagan - Mandalay (By River Cruise 06:00-17:00 hrs)

Morning: Commence your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the jetty for an enjoyable boat journey to Mandalay. As you traverse the river, witness the vibrant local life and the scenic beauty of the Ayeyarwaddy River. Afternoon: Upon arrival in Mandalay, transfer to your hotel for check-in, where you will spend the night. Note: The River Cruise operates from 06:00 to 17:00. In the event of adverse weather conditions preventing the cruise, alternative arrangements, such as an Express bus to Mandalay, will be organized. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Mandalay - Amarapuara

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a visit to and exploration of Amarapura. Upon reaching Amarapura, our first stop is Mahagandayon Monastery, serving as an educational institution for young monks. Continue to U Bein Bridge, an over two-century-old structure and the world's longest teakwood span at 1.2 km. Witness the traditional hand-weaving silk workshop. Afternoon: Commence the sightseeing tour of Mandalay by first visiting Mahamuni Pagoda, known for its meticulously crafted golden statue. Explore Mandalay Palace and Kuthodaw Pagoda. Pause at Shwenandaw "Golden Palace Monastery" to marvel at the exquisite Myanmar wooden architecture and proceed to Atumashi Monastery. Conclude the day's explorations by returning to the Mandalay hotel, having enjoyed the sunset from Mandalay Hill. Spend the night in Mandalay. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Mandalay Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Mandalay - Departure

Commence your day with a morning meal at the hotel. Proceed to Mandalay International Airport for your departure flight. The tour concludes at the airport. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2367 USD 1967 USD 3star
Deluxe 2567 USD 2167 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

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Vietnam Family Holiday with Beach Vacation 15 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

Embark on an 18-day journey with Luxurious Beauty of Vietnam, and experience the unparalleled joy of escaping the hustle and bustle, basking in the warmth of the sun on pristine white sand beaches. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultures and captivating landscapes, exploring the diverse corners and hidden gems of Vietnam. This premier tour promises a truly spectacular adventure, offering an authentic taste of the beauty that Vietnam has to offer.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Greetings in Hanoi Airport pickup service at Noi Bai International Airport Transfer to your centrally located hotel in the heart of the city. Take some time to unwind in the comfort of your room. Optional: For those eager to explore, we suggest these activities: Water Puppet Show: Experience the lively and colorful performances featuring special puppets on water, accompanied by traditional music, showcasing the essence of Vietnamese lifestyle. Tu Phu Show (Four Palaces Show): Immerse yourself in an extraordinary performance with spiritual and ritualistic vibes from Vietnamese indigenous religion, featuring dynamic music and dance. Alternatively, consider these other options: Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike at Night: Zip through the city streets at night and indulge in delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Hanoi Street Food Tour: Allow us to lead you to hidden gems in Hanoi to savor some of the city's finest street food. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Please be at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) for our representatives to locate you, as both international and domestic terminals may be crowded at times during the day. Check-in normally begins at 2:00 PM, but early check-in can be arranged with a slight surcharge.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi half day city tour

(Tour commences either in the morning or afternoon, based on your convenience) Explore the Temple of Literature, recognized as Vietnam's inaugural university, showcasing one of the most significant and aesthetically pleasing historical sites in Hanoi. Marvel at the cultural and historical richness of Vietnam at the One Pillar Pagoda, an ancient pagoda with a history spanning a millennium. Pause at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a grand memorial dedicated to the revered Vietnamese leader. Discover the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, Hanoi's oldest pagoda, boasting a history of over 1,500 years. Stroll through the scenic environs of West Lake. Enjoy a delectable meal at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi The House on Stilts is accessible for external viewing only. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays and during June to August.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (Ninh Binh) - Hanoi

Morning Hotel pick-up in Hanoi Journey to Ninh Binh for a day tour to Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Capture the scenic Vietnamese countryside during the 2-hour drive Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam Explore the Temple of King Dinh and the Temple of King Le, two exquisite temples showcasing ancient architecture Optionally, challenge yourself with a half-hour ascent to one of the nearby limestone karsts for breathtaking views Embark on a sampan ride along the Tam Coc river to marvel at the enchanting grottoes and limestone karst formations Rejuvenate with a delightful lunch featuring local delicacies at a reputable restaurant Afternoon Ascend to Bich Dong Pagoda on the adjacent Ngu Nhac Mountains, consisting of three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas Our driver will be ready for your return journey to Hanoi Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel Depart for Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its 3000 islands and breathtaking seascape of limestone pillars Board the cruise Receive a warm welcome from the boat crew Indulge in a delectable local seafood lunch served on board while gently cruising amidst captivating limestone islands and enchanting grottoes Afternoon Engage in a variety of exciting activities to discover Halong Bay, such as cave exploration, kayaking, or a refreshing swim in the ocean Return to the cruise and unwind while basking in the mesmerizing sunset views Enjoy a delightful dinner and spend the night on board Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

Early risers will be treated to the enchanting spectacle of sunrise over the bay Participate in a Tai Chi class to invigorate both your physical and mental well-being Enjoy a delightful breakfast on board as the cruise navigates through a breathtaking area adorned with picturesque islands and islets Depending on the cruise itinerary, you will have the opportunity to explore one of the many stunning caves in Halong Bay Return to the cruise and complete the check-out procedure savor a delicious brunch on board as the cruise returns to the pier Disembark from the cruise Get picked up for the journey back to Hanoi, or opt for a transfer to the airport via the shuttle bus for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be transported to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in Overnight in Hoi An Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh village

Morning Please gather at the hotel lobby Our tour guide will lead you on a bicycle journey to Cam Thanh Village Delight in the serene ambiance and picturesque farming landscapes, with beautiful rice paddies stretching along the way Gain a genuine understanding of the challenges faced by local farmers as you assist in tasks such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, and harvesting greens... Indulge in the flavors of delicious traditional dishes meticulously prepared by local residents, using the ingredients you helped gather Afternoon Bike back to your hotel Enjoy free time to explore Hoi An for the remainder of the day Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang by Day Train

Our team will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer you to the train station. Embark on a scenic 10-hour train journey from Danang to Nha Trang. Marvel at the breathtaking views along the route. Arrive at Nha Trang train station, where you will be transferred to your designated hotel. Complete the check-in process and spend the night at your hotel in Nha Trang. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang
Day 8-9-10

Day 8, 9, 10: Free day in Nha Trang

Utilize the next three days to explore Nha Trang at your own pace. We recommend considering some of the following activities: Immerse yourself in Royal Life on the Emperor Cruise for a full day: Experience Vietnamese culture, history, and exquisite cuisine on the Emperor Cruise, where royal elegance and heritage intertwine. Embark on a Full-Day Speedboat Discovery of Nha Trang: Witness the beauty of Nha Trang from the speedboat. Engage in a Full-Day Islands & Snorkeling Tour: Enjoy snorkeling, relaxation, swimming, and various water sports on renowned islands in Nha Trang, revealing more about the allure of this splendid region. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang
Day 11

Day 11: Nha Trang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh city

Enjoy leisure time in Nha Trang as you prepare for the upcoming destination. Our team will pick you up from your hotel to catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in the city center for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your disposal to discover the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh half day city tour

(You can opt for a morning or afternoon start, depending on your preference) Our team will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Begin the exploration with a visit to the Reunification Palace, an iconic historical monument renowned for its distinctive architectural design. Continue the journey to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, a tranquil haven for those seeking solace in the serene ambiance of religious edifices. Proceed to the Old Post Office, a splendid example of classical French colonial architecture that graces the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local market, a fascinating area brimming with the finest souvenirs the city has to offer. Conclude the day by strolling back to your hotel, where you can enjoy the remaining time at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Local Home-stay

Morning Meet up at the hotel lobby for transportation to Cai Be. Visit the Cao Dai Oratories in Cai Be, a reflection of the region's distinctive religious character. Embark on a boat journey to explore the rice-floating market in An Cu Commune, Cai Be District. Explore the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep Commune, known for its unique architectural styles set against a lush canal-filled landscape. Witness the vibrant activity at the Cai Be floating market, one of the most bustling markets in the Mekong Delta. Continue to Tan Phong Islet. Board a rowing boat to navigate the small canals. Visit the Chin house, where you can enjoy local tea, engage in conversations with the residents, and gain insights into daily life in Tan Phong Islet. Experience the traditional Vietnamese music "Tai Tu" performed by Mr. Chin. Explore Ms. Hang's orchard, indulging in the fresh fruits picked directly from her garden. Delight in a flavorful lunch at Mekong Eco Restaurant, where you can also participate in the cooking process. Afternoon Engage in fish hoof pulling activity. Experience the unique footbridge characteristic of Southern Vietnam. Relax on a hammock woven with banana rope. Evening Check into your room at Mekong Eco-lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Local homestay
Day 14

Day 14: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. Participate in a rice paper-making session, a crucial component for crafting spring rolls. Visit the residence of Ms. Sau to engage in various daily activities on Tan Phong Island, such as learning the art of knitting banana hammocks. Explore different homes in the vicinity, including those of Ms. Ba, Ms. Yen, Ms. Muoi, Ms. Thao, each offering unique insights. Engage in diverse activities, ranging from leaf appreciation at Ms. Ba's house and crafting jackfruit leaf cakes at Ms. Yen's house to creating special Tan Phong cakes. Cycle to Thao's house to learn the art of water hyacinth knitting and craft your first handmade gift under the guidance of Ms. Thao. Have the opportunity to interact with local children at a nearby school. Return to Mekong Eco-lodge for a brief rest and check-out. 12:00: Board a ferry across the Tien River alongside local residents. Our car will be waiting to pick you up on the opposite side. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh Depart

Conclude your stay in Ho Chi Minh City with a day of leisure before your departure flight. Explore optional excursions, such as the captivating "Good Morning Saigon." Check-out is at 12:00 (Contact us in advance if you require a late check-out). A seamless transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport awaits you for your departure flight. 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 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.

Travel Facts

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Incredible Luxury Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

Incredible Luxury Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Ta Prohm

Over 15 days, this trip embodies the essence of Vietnam and Cambodia, offering a comprehensive tour from the North to the South in luxurious 5-star accommodations. Escape the city frenzy and indulge in a lavish cruise experience amidst the captivating landscapes of Halong Bay, alongside exploration of the picturesque Mekong Delta. This journey guarantees opportunities to discover iconic landmarks, immerse in local culture, and forge connections with the communities. From Vietnam’s most notable attractions to the historic temples in Phnom Penh, a myriad of highlights awaits exploration, promising an unforgettable experience throughout both countries.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, a tour guide will be waiting to accompany you to the city center. Please note: Hotel room availability might commence from 2:00 PM (with an option for early check-in at an additional cost). The remainder of the day allows for leisure activities. You have the option to select from two unique traditional performances exclusively found in Vietnam: Water Puppet Show: A captivating display on a water stage accompanied by traditional music, showcasing ancient tales, folklore, and rural Vietnamese life. Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show: An exploration of indigenous Vietnamese spiritual rituals through vibrant music, colorful visuals, and lively dance performances. Meals are not included, and your accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hanoi. At times, both international and domestic terminals can get crowded during the day. In case our representatives are not immediately visible, please proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and contact us for assistance.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

In either the morning or afternoon: Begin your exploration with a visit to the Temple of Literature, housing the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's inaugural national university established in 1070 during Emperor Ly Thanh Tong's reign. Continue on to the Mausoleum Complex, featuring the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and his modest stilt house. Indulge in a lunch experience filled with authentic Vietnamese street food. Conclude the tour by visiting the West Lake, the capital's largest freshwater lake, and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, revered as Hanoi's oldest Buddhist temple. Enjoy dinner at a local Vietnamese restaurant and have leisure time for the remainder of the day. As evening sets in, engage in free activities to explore every corner of Hanoi. Meals provided include breakfast and lunch, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

In the morning, following breakfast, embark on a cruise to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its natural allure. Upon arrival, the crew extends a warm welcome. Witness the mesmerizing landscape adorned with thousands of karst islands and caves, indulging in a delectable seafood lunch. Later in the afternoon and evening, engage in various activities such as cave exploration, kayaking, or swimming. Return to the cruise for relaxation and an evening meal, spending the night on board. Meals encompass breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with accommodation provided on-board during the overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise, but proficient English-speaking crew members will be available.
Day 4

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

If you're an early riser, savor the unforgettable sunrise amidst the stunning karst formations of Halong Bay. Delight in breakfast (or brunch on select boats) as the vessels leisurely navigate through the splendid rock formations back to the port. Once disembarked, our driver will be ready to transport you to Hanoi for your departing flight. Take a brief flight to Da Nang and subsequently transfer to Hoi An. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for an overnight stay in Hoi An. Meals provided include breakfast and, on some boats, brunch. Accommodation arrangements are made at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An half day city tour

Stroll through the ancient streets, meander past quaint old houses, and observe the authentic daily routines of local residents, immersing yourself in the historical essence of the town. Explore revered ancient landmarks from different cultures, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. Quench your thirst and rejuvenate with a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink from one of the charming street-side vendors. As you walk by a handicraft store, witness firsthand the crafting process of distinctive town souvenirs. The day's meals include breakfast, and accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue - Road transfer

Depart from your Hoi An hotel and proceed to the Hue hotel, traveling through Cloudy Pass by either shuttle bus or private car. En route, there will be stops at various scenic spots for sightseeing and photo opportunities (admission fees not included). Meals provided include breakfast, and accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Hue.
Day 7

Day 7: Hue half day city tour

In the morning or afternoon: Commence your journey with a visit to the revered Thien Mu Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist site situated alongside the serene Perfume River. Indulge in the tranquil ambiance offered by the Perfume River. Proceed with an extended exploration of the Imperial Citadel, dedicating time to The King's Palace and the Museums of Royal Antiquities. Conclude your tour at Dong Ba Market, a bustling traditional marketplace renowned in Hue City and its neighboring provinces. Experience the bustling activity of local vendors and explore various kiosks offering intriguing souvenirs, providing insight into their daily business operations. Breakfast is included, and accommodation arrangements have been made at a hotel in Hue
Day 8

Day 8: Hue - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and savor some leisure time until the designated driver arrives to transport you to Hue Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing, our driver will be ready to greet you and provide transportation to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Breakfast is included, and your accommodation has been arranged at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Schedule: Embark on an informative journey at Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network with various segments showcasing the diverse constructions, including hospital rooms and ammunition storage, shedding light on Vietnam's history. Have the opportunity to explore certain sections of the tunnels to gain deeper insights into the Vietnam War. Enjoy a satisfying lunch served at a local restaurant as you return to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon Activities: Witness the remnants of French colonial architecture and delve into Vietnam's historical turbulence at the War Remnants Museum. Commence your visit to the preserved Reunification Palace, the former residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. Explore the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, constructed in 1880, and the Old Post Office, exemplifying classic French colonial architecture. Pause at a local market, honing your bargaining skills while browsing for souvenirs. Engage in discovering the local life and culture, where you'll encounter some of the city's warmest and most vibrant individuals. Conclude the day's activities and return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Meals provided include breakfast and lunch, and your accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho

Morning and Afternoon Itinerary: Embark on an excursion to the Mekong Delta, providing a glimpse into life beyond the bustling urban center of the southern region. Indulge in the refreshing air and embrace the serene countryside, offering an authentic experience untouched by tourism. Navigate through the Mekong waterways aboard a boat, immersing yourself in the rich diversity of the region, including visits to fish farms and orchards teeming with exotic fruits. As you tour the orchards, paddy fields, and swamplands of the Mekong Delta, it feels akin to stepping into the vivid pages of a geography textbook. Meals provided include breakfast and lunch, while accommodation arrangements have been made at a hotel in Can Tho.
Day 11

Day 11: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

Morning Itinerary: Embark on a cruise to the bustling floating market in Can Tho. Navigate the Mekong River and its intricate network of canals aboard a motorboat and traditional sampan, shaded by the graceful canopy of water coconut trees. Indulge in tasting seasonal fruits harvested fresh from the orchards, engage with amicable locals, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the region's bustling floating markets. Afternoon Plans: Transfer to Chau Doc and enjoy a peaceful night in this quaint and serene town. Meals provided comprise breakfast and lunch, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 12

Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

Morning Itinerary: Commence the day with breakfast at your hotel before making your way to the boat station for a scenic speed boat journey to Phnom Penh, which typically takes around 5 to 5.5 hours. Upon reaching your destination, transfer to your hotel and take a brief rest to unwind. Subsequently, embark on a tour to explore prominent landmarks in Phnom Penh, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Meals served include breakfast and dinner, while accommodation is arranged at a hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 13

Day 13: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap

Morning Schedule: Commence your day by boarding a brief flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Siem Reap, rendezvous with your guide at Borei Seang Nam station and proceed to check in at the hotel for a quick refreshment. Afternoon Activities: Embark on an entertaining "Tuk Tuk" excursion to visit the Angkor National Museum. Delve into the historical narrative "the Legend Revealed," offering insights into the establishment of the Khmer Empire during its illustrious era. Next, continue the journey to Preah Ang Check Preah Ang Chom, a clandestine sanctuary where local residents seek blessings for good fortune and safe travels. Conclude the day with a delightful buffet dinner accompanied by a Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. The provided meals consist of breakfast and dinner, while accommodation arrangements are made at a hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 14

Day 14: Siem Reap City Tour

Morning Itinerary: Commence the day's explorations with a visit to the jungle-clad Ta Prohm Temple, enfolded by the embracing roots of immense fig trees and colossal creepers. Commence the journey at the South Gate, adorned with grand sculptures depicting the churning of the ocean of milk. Subsequently, proceed to the Bayon Temple, notable for its 54 towers adorned with nearly 200 smiling faces. Afternoon Activities: Embark on an exploration of Angkor Wat, the renowned temple complex spread across 81 hectares and often likened to Beijing's Imperial Palace in grandeur. Conclude the day by witnessing an awe-inspiring sunset, preferably from Angkor Wat or a suitable vantage point. Evening Entertainment: Indulge in a delectable buffet dinner accompanied by a Khmer Traditional Dance Show at either Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. The provided meals include breakfast and lunch, while accommodation arrangements have been made at a hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 15

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

Enjoy leisure time until the scheduled transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your journey back home or onward to your next destination. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2147 USD
1747 USD
3star
Deluxe 2347 USD
1947 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

Q & A : Before You Go

Highlights of Laos – Vietnam – Cambodia 15 days

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What's Included?

Accommodation
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Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

The enchanting allure of Indochina lies in its rich and distinctive culture, offering travelers a one-of-a-kind journey. From the timeless villages and temples of Angkor to the vibrant urban landscapes of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and the natural wonders of Kuangsi Waterfall and Halong Bay, Southeast Asia is a tapestry of both historical and contemporary attractions reflecting its cultural diversity. Join us on a 15-day exploration of Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, where ancient traditions intertwine with modern advancements, creating a truly unique travel experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Embark on a city tour to uncover the charms of Luang Prabang. Commence your exploration at the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, an exquisite example of Lao temple architecture. If time permits, consider strolling through the narrow streets of the city center, immersing yourself in the local way of life, or visiting the ancient Chantal wooden house, Huean Chan, with a rich history dating back a century. Continue your journey to the Royal Palace Museum, a testament to Lao history, constructed in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. In the afternoon, ascend Mount Phousi to reach the sacred gilded stupa, enjoying a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River as the sun sets. Conclude your day by exploring the local Night Market, where you can acquire handmade textiles crafted by hill tribe artisans. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 2

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves

Rise early to participate in the sacred tradition of daily morning almsgiving, a practice deeply rooted in Laos since the 14th century. Contribute to this spiritual ritual near the former Royal Palace at the domestic market. In the afternoon, commence your exploration by visiting Wat Sen, the city's oldest Buddhist temple. Delight in the serene countryside as you cruise upstream on the Mekong River, capturing beautiful views along the way. Discover the magnificent Pak Ou Caves, a 16th-century cave monastery adorned with thousands of Buddha images. Pause at Ban Muang Keo, renowned for its traditional Lao rice whisky distilling. Continue your journey to two prominent temples in Luang Prabang, Wat Mai, and Wat Visuon. Deepen your understanding of Laos' diverse ethnic cultures at the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang
Day 3

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Kuangsi Waterfall - Vientiane

Embark on a journey to Kuang Si Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Luang Prabang. Explore the Bear Rescue Center, a haven for animals rescued from poachers and traffickers. Take a moment to appreciate the natural beauty of the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (please note it is closed from 15 APR – 30 JUN; 01-14 SEP, 01 JAN annually). Conclude your morning by visiting the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where skilled artisans engage in weaving, spinning, and batik-making to produce high-quality fabrics. In the afternoon, make your way to the airport for a flight to Vientiane, Laos' capital city. Upon arrival, proceed to the hotel for check-in. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Day 4

Day 4: Vientiane - Buddha Park

Morning: Embark on a journey to Wat Si Muang, renowned as the most revered site in Vientiane. Explore the captivating Buddha Park, an assortment of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures set against the picturesque backdrop of the Mekong Riverside. Afternoon: Delve into the prominent landmarks, including Wat Sisaket Temple and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. Pause at That Luang Stupa and marvel at the grandeur of the Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's distinguished version of the Arc de Triomphe. Conclude your day with a splendid view of the sunset over the Mekong River. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Vientiane
Day 5

Day 5: Vientiane - Hanoi Flight

Morning: Indulge in a delightful breakfast before boarding a flight to Hanoi. Afternoon: Arrive and check in at your hotel by 14:00. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to discover the charm of Hanoi. Note: If time permits, consider engaging in activities such as a Hanoi Street Food Tour or a Hanoi Cooking Class Half Day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning: Commence the day with a hotel pick-up and a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Halong Bay. Embark on a cruise for the check-in process. Indulge in a seafood-infused lunch onboard. Afternoon: Navigate through the enchanting Sung Sot Grotto (Surprise Grotto) and visit a floating village (as per the cruise itinerary). Engage in optional sports activities like kayaking (additional charges apply) or a refreshing swim (subject to weather conditions). Participate in a Vietnamese fresh spring roll demonstration on the sun deck. Savor a delectable buffet dinner at the cruise restaurant. Cap off the evening with a movie show on the sun deck. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board Activities: - Explore the mesmerizing landscapes of Halong Bay by cruise Embark on thrilling adventures during the day
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning: Commence the day with an invigorating Tai Chi class at the break of dawn. Savor the enchanting sunrise from the sun deck. Indulge in a delightful breakfast featuring tea and bread as the cruise sails through captivating rock islands. Arrive at the port, preparing for the transfer back to Hanoi. Afternoon: Complete the check-in process at the hotel. Dedicate the rest of the day to exploring the vibrant city of Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour - Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning: Embark on an exploration of unique landmarks, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the solemn Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, and the iconic Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Continue the journey to the serene West Lake, where the sixth-century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda stands in poetic beauty. Savor a delectable lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Afternoon: Proceed to the airport for a flight to Da Nang, a vibrant and youthful hub in the central region. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, be greeted by the tour guide and transferred to the centrally located hotel in Hoi An. Dedicate the remaining hours of the day to the exploration of the charming town of Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

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

Morning: Stroll along the cobblestone pathways, traversing through the enchanting old streets adorned with several well-preserved ancient houses. Pause at distinguished historical landmarks such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of the Chinese. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of historical charm and modern vitality, gaining insights into the daily lives of the local inhabitants. Quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink and indulge in the flavors of local culinary delights at charming street-side establishments. Explore handicraft stores to witness the artistic creation of souvenirs and perhaps acquire some as keepsakes. Afternoon: Be picked up directly from your hotel in Hoi An via a convenient shuttle bus for a scenic journey to Hue. Complete the check-in procedure at the hotel and relish some leisure time. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 10

Day 10: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning: Embark on a delightful boat excursion along the Perfume River. Explore the Thien Mu Pagoda, also known as the Heavenly Lady Pagoda, an ancient architectural gem dedicated to religious worship and adorned with rich historical significance. Discover the sprawling Imperial Citadel, an expansive complex nestled on the northern bank of the Perfume River, covering an extensive area of 500 hectares. Proceed to the vibrant Dong Ba Market, serving as the primary source of culinary delights for the city of Hue. Afternoon: Take a flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City. Complete the check-in process at your selected hotel and enjoy free time in the evening to venture into the city's explorations. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 11

Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning: Embark on a journey to Cu Chi Tunnels, situated 55 kilometers away. Delve into the intricate network of tunnels, exploring their historical significance until noon. Indulge in a delectable lunch during the return journey to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City Center. Afternoon: Visit iconic landmarks, including the Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. Continue your exploration with a visit to the renowned Ben Thanh Market, where an array of souvenirs awaits, perfect for your loved ones. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap Flight

Morning: Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel, and relish some leisurely moments. By 12:00, it's time to complete the check-out process and proceed to the airport for your departing flight to Siem Reap. Note: For those with ample time, the optional Good Morning Saigon Tour is available (additional charges apply). Afternoon: Around 14:00, land at the airport in Siem Reap and make your way to the hotel for a seamless check-in experience. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 13

Day 13: Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat Complex

Morning: Embark on a journey to the iconic Ta Prohm Temple, renowned for its appearance in the Hollywood blockbuster, Tomb Raider. Commence your exploration at the South Gate, leading you to the Bayon Temple. Afternoon: Delve into the magnificence of Angkor Wat, one of the most celebrated temples across the Angkor plain. Witness the enchanting beauty of Angkor Wat as the sun sets. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 14

Day 14: Siem Reap Free Day

Enjoy free time to explore the city at your own pace. Note: Should you desire additional activities, consider joining the Tonle Sap Lake Half Day & Siem Reap Zipline Half Day (additional charges apply). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 15

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

Proceed to Siem Reap International Airport for your upcoming destinations. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2508 USD
2108 USD
3star
Deluxe 2708 USD
2308 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

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

* 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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Along Vietnam by Train 15 days

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Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – My Khe Beach – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market

If you seek fresh experiences and aim to witness Vietnam from an alternative perspective, the 15-day Along Vietnam by Train tour provides a distinctive opportunity to explore the country’s diverse landscapes and culture. This journey, spanning from North to South, grants you the opportunity to observe the picturesque countryside that may be overlooked when traveling by air. Despite its vintage charm, the Vietnamese railway system offers a nostalgic allure and reasonably reliable service, allowing you to relax while immersing yourself in the stunning vistas of the country’s mountains, rivers, and coastline.

Embark on the train journey, traversing southward to discover enchanting villages and picturesque landscapes inhabited by hospitable locals!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, proceed to Pole No.10 (Located outside the Terminal Gate) and establish contact with us for easy identification. Transfer directly to the hotel in Hanoi. The standard check-in time is 14:00, with the option for an earlier check-in available at an additional cost. Enjoy some leisure time while anticipating lunch. Afternoon/ Evening Choose from various cultural activities, including the Water Puppet Show and Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours, accessible through the provided links below: Water Puppet Show: Indulge in delicious Hanoi street food such as Banh Mi, Bun Cha, Banh Cuon, Egg Coffee, etc. Explore unique local spots not typically found in guidebooks. Vietnamese Cooking Class Half Day: Learn the art of bargaining as you visit the market to purchase flavorful ingredients. Then, immerse yourself in hands-on cooking, guided by our tour expert, to create both non-vegetarian and vegetarian Vietnamese dishes. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Half-day Hanoi City Tour - Overnight Train to Lao Cai

Morning/ Afternoon Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Around 8:00 - 8:30: Explore Hanoi's renowned landmarks, delving into the history and culture of the capital. Visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university, and a symbol of good fortune for students facing crucial exams today. Explore the mausoleum complex, featuring the iconic One Pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where Uncle Ho rests in eternal slumber. Experience the serenity of West Lake and the ancient Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, standing for 1500 years. Note: A city tour by bus/car is available upon the customer's request. Night Savor dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. Enjoy free time until 20:00, when the tour guide will accompany you to Hanoi train station. Please note that the guide will not be present during the train journey. Embark on an overnight train to Lao Cai, sharing a soft sleeper with air conditioning, with four berths per cabin. Note: Train schedules are subject to change. Private compartments are available upon request for an additional charge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 3

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Morning/ Afternoon At 6:00, disembark at Lao Cai train station. Transfer to Sapa on a shared bus, approximately a 1-hour journey. Check in at your pre-booked hotel, take some time to relax, and prepare for the full-day trekking adventure in Sapa. Embark on a 6 km trek through Muong Hoa Valley to Y Linh Ho Village, home to the Black Hmong community. Continue the trek for 2 km to Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, and pause at a local family's house for lunch. Trek an additional 2 km to reach the bus stop in Ta Van, and then return to your hotel. Night ­- Enjoy your evening relaxing in Sapa. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight in Sapa
Day 4

Day 4: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Morning/ Afternoon At 8:00, embark on a 4 km trek to explore Cat Cat village and unwind by the captivating waterfall, along with a visit to the remains of a hydroelectric power station. A delightful picnic lunch awaits by the riverside. Subsequently, a 3 km trek leads you to Sin Chai Village, nestled at the base of Fansipan. Revel in the vast and breathtaking landscapes before ascending on the return journey to Sapa. Night Return to Hanoi via shuttle bus. Enjoy free time at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Morning Indulge in a hearty breakfast and complete the hotel check-out process in Hanoi. Begin your journey to Halong Bay for an enchanting 2-day-1-night cruise experience. Join a lively welcome celebration hosted by the skilled crew as the cruise gracefully departs for the bay area, accompanied by a delectable seafood feast after the introductory sightseeing tour. Note: Kindly note that the tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise, but the crew members are proficient in English. Afternoon Engage in activities outlined in the cruise itinerary such as cave exploration, kayaking, or a refreshing swim. Night Return to the cruise for a serene evening of relaxation and dining. Enjoy the peaceful night on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Hue: Road Transfer

Morning Kick off your day with a revitalizing Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Delight in a satisfying breakfast as the cruise navigates towards captivating caves, marking the conclusion of the sightseeing escapade. Return to the main dock and embark on the journey back to Hanoi, relishing lunch en route. Afternoon Arrive in Hanoi and seize the opportunity to explore Vietnamese Street food independently. Night Depart for Hanoi train station at 21:15 to catch the Hue night train (Unification Express, shared 4-berth air-conditioned compartment). Note: The train schedule may undergo changes, and an additional fee will be applicable if a private cabin is requested with supplements. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 7

Day 7: Half-day Hue City Tour

Morning/ Afternoon Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Between 8:00 and 8:30, explore the ancient marvel, Thien Mu Pagoda, absorbing the serenity and enjoying a breathtaking view over the Perfume River. Immerse yourself in one of Vietnam's historically significant sites, the Imperial Citadel, unraveling the tales of the nation's pre-modern history and the opulence of royal life. Venture into Dong Ba Market, gaining insights into local daily life and seizing the opportunity to shop for unique souvenirs. Night Return to your hotel and unwind for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 8

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An: Road Transfer

Morning/ Afternoon: Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Commencing at 8:00 or 13:30, embark on a journey to Hoi An via shuttle bus or private car, pausing for a brief break along the route for some sightseeing (admission fee not included). Night: Complete the check-in process at the hotel in Hoi An and take some time to unwind. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Half-day Hoi An City Tour

Morning Delight in a scrumptious breakfast served at the hotel. At 8:00, engage in the Hoi An walking tour. Immerse yourself in the charm of Hoi An as you traverse through its historic streets, local residences, significant landmarks, and ancient structures. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fujian Assembly Hall for a brief but enriching experience. Savor a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink from a local street-side vendor. Afternoon Explore handicraft stores showcasing the art of souvenir making in the town and consider bringing home a piece of this craftsmanship if time allows. Night: Enjoy some leisure time. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Relish a delightful breakfast at your accommodation. Explore the town at your own pace, taking in the local sights independently. If you desire, enhance your experience with an additional day tour, available at an extra cost. Consider options like: Hoi An Memory Show, a captivating fusion of visual art, music, and lighting. Teh Dar Show, offering a glimpse into Vietnamese cultural values. Hoi An Motorbike Street Food Tour, a culinary adventure sampling local delights. Afternoon Proceed to Da Nang train station for an overnight train journey to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon (shared 4-berth air-conditioned compartment). Please note that your guide will not accompany you during the train journey. Note: The train schedule is subject to change (ETD 22:15 hrs). Private compartments are available upon request for an additional fee. Night Enjoy some leisure time onboard the night train. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train
Day 11

Day 11: Half-day Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Morning The train is scheduled to reach Saigon early in the morning, approximately around 5:30. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to enjoy a hearty breakfast. Check in at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and take advantage of some free time to unwind until the afternoon. Afternoon At 13:30, embark on a half-day city tour in Ho Chi Minh to explore some of the city's prominent attractions. Begin with a visit to the Reunification Palace, a symbol of Saigon's liberation, and then proceed to the War Remnants Museum, providing insights into Vietnam's turbulent history. Explore the classical French colonial architecture at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office. Conclude your tour with a visit to a local market, immersing yourself in an authentic local experience. Stroll around, observe, engage with local vendors to learn about their daily lives, and pick up some souvenirs. Night Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 12

Day 12: Cu Chi Tunnels half day tour

Morning Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00, embark on a journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an intriguing site featuring an intricate network of underground tunnels and structures utilized by the Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. Take the opportunity to crawl through some sections of the tunnels to gain deeper insights into the historical context of the Vietnam War or engage in the firing-gun services, offering a chance to handle a real gun (available at an additional charge). Afternoon/ Evening Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 13

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Be transferred to Can Tho by our dedicated driver, a city nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Afternoon/ Evening Around 13:30 - 14:00, board a boat to embark on an immersive journey through the diverse waterways of the Mekong. Explore fish farms and exotic fruit orchards, discovering the unique landscapes of orchards, paddy fields, and swamplands that characterize the Mekong Delta. Enjoy some free time at your leisure in Can Tho. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 14

Day 14: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. At 8:00, embark on a motorboat adventure to explore the bustling Cai Rang floating market, a vibrant hub of trading activities on the Mekong River. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and savor local delights like Hu Tieu, a traditional Mekong Delta rice noodle, or indulge in the unique flavor of durian, a favorite fruit among locals. Visit a rice husking mill and take a leisurely stroll through the village to witness the charming scenery and daily life of the locals. Afternoon/ Evening Around 13:30, disembark at Ninh Kieu. Following lunch in Can Tho, return to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Enjoy some leisure time on your own until it's time to transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departing flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1548 USD
1148 USD
3star
Deluxe 1748 USD
1348 USD
4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Best of Vietnam 15 days

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Summary

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

Embark on a 15-day journey through the highlights of Vietnam with our Best of Vietnam adventure. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of the North, from the picturesque scenery of Mai Chau to the mesmerizing emerald waters of Halong Bay. Explore the vibrant capital city with its rich historical landmarks before venturing south for a boat excursion in the Mekong Delta, offering a glimpse into the tranquility of rural life. Join us for an unparalleled and unforgettable experience in Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Afternoon rendezvous with the tour guide at Noi Bai Airport, who will then accompany you to your hotel in Hanoi. Complete the check-in process at your hotel starting from 14:00. NOTE: Early check-in is available for an extra fee. Feel free to reach out to your travel consultant to arrange this service. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Please position yourself at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) for easy identification in the bustling airport. If, for any reason, you cannot locate the tour guide, kindly contact your travel consultant.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning Commence your Vietnam journey at 8:00 with a half-day city tour. NOTE: The tour is available in the morning or afternoon based on availability. You can opt for transportation by car or motorbike. Itineraries may be adjusted according to client preferences. Explore iconic landmarks including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, and his House on Stilts. NOTE: Site visits are limited to exterior views; the Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, and from June to August. Proceed to the picturesque West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, dating back to the sixth century. Enjoy lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Afternoon Utilize your free time to unwind for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Explore historical landmarks Sightseeing
Day 3

Day 3: Mai Chau - Trekking/Biking to Village

Morning Depart for Mai Chau at 8:00 via van, with a brief stop en route for a short break. Reach Mai Chau around mid-day. Experience a warm welcome with a refreshing drink and savor a traditional lunch in the village. NOTE: A vegetarian diet option is available. Afternoon Between 13:30-14:00: Participate in a bicycle excursion to witness farmers in action in the fields and explore the serene neighboring villages. Subsequently, enjoy free time for cycling, strolling, and shopping. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Mai Chau Activities: Trekking Cycling Sightseeing
Day 4

Day 4: Back to Hanoi

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00, venture to explore more secluded rural villages known as Na Meo and Na Mo, gaining deeper insights into their culture and customs. Return to the homestay for lunch and complete the check-out process around midday. Utilize your free time for leisurely shopping and relaxation. Afternoon Between 15:00–15:30, bid farewell to the local family and board the bus for the journey back to Hanoi. Reach Hanoi after a 3.5 to 4-hour drive. Check in at your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: Sightseeing Relaxation
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel. Be transferred to Halong Bay, a destination recognized as a World Heritage site for its exceptional natural beauty. Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome from the boat crew and complete the check-in process. Embark on a captivating Halong Bay cruise, indulging in a delectable local seafood lunch served on board. Afternoon Engage in a variety of thrilling activities, including cave exploration, kayaking, or relishing a refreshing swim in the sea. Return to the junk for relaxation and dining. Overnight accommodation on board. NOTE: Each cruise follows a distinct itinerary, so the activities may vary. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise Activities: Swimming Kayaking Sightseeing Our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruises; instead, you will be assisted by crew members proficient in English.
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Commence your day with an early Tai Chi class or simply rise and marvel at the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Indulge in a light breakfast served on board. Proceed to explore the mesmerizing caves in Halong. NOTE: Depending on the cruise itinerary, there may be additional activities before the lunch service. Return to the main dock for the transfer back to Hanoi. Afternoon Enjoy leisure time to explore Hanoi at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: - Explore caves Sightseeing
Day 7

Day 7: Flight to Da Nang

Morning Enjoy leisure time at your hotel until our designated pickup for your transfer to Noi Bai International Airport, where you'll catch a flight to Da Nang city. Upon arrival at the airport, our waiting driver will seamlessly transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Check in at the hotel and unwind at your own pace for relaxation. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: Da Nang transfer Relaxation
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An Ancient Town

Morning Engage in a half-day walking tour starting at 8:00, an ideal approach to discovering the charm of this historic town. Stroll through ancient streets, traverse quaint houses, observe the daily routines of locals, and witness the seamless blend of historical elements with modernity. Pause at notable monuments from different cultural influences, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of the Chinese. Savor a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink from a local street-side vendor while exploring. Traverse a handicraft store, observe the crafting process of the town's most iconic souvenirs, and select some to take back as mementos to your hometown. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Explore ancient architecture Sightseeing Visit the handicraft store
Day 9

Day 9: Free at Leisure in Hoi An

Morning Take advantage of your free time to immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Hoi An. Choose from the following options: Option 1: Discover My Son Holy Land Half Day - Embark on a journey to this sacred site to delve into Vietnam's ancient architecture and culture. Option 2: Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village - Experience the daily routines of Vietnamese locals in the picturesque countryside near Hoi An town. Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour - Opt for the best method to navigate through hidden alleys of Hoi An town and cruise past local-approved food stalls. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue road transfer

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Be ready for pickup at 8:00 from your Hoi An hotel, and embark on a scenic transfer to Hue via the Hai Van Pass. NOTE: Whether using a shuttle bus or a private car, there will be designated stops for sightseeing and photo opportunities (admission fees not included). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Transfer to Hue
Day 11

Day 11: Half-day Hue City tour

Morning Embark on a half-day tour starting at 8:00 to uncover the treasures of Hue city. Begin with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a renowned Buddhist attraction situated along the banks of the enchanting Perfume River. Proceed to explore the Imperial Citadel, once the residence of the Nguyen Royal Family, the last dynasty in Vietnam. Delve into the citadel's historical wonders, including the front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Museums of Royal Antiquities, interacting with local residents along the way. Conclude the tour with a visit to Dong Ba Market, the largest traditional trading hub in Hue. While exploring the market, gain insights into the daily business activities of local sellers, understand their business practices, and have the opportunity to acquire unique souvenirs before returning to your hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: Explore historical monuments Sightseeing
Day 12

Day 12: Flight to Ho Chi Minh - Half day City tour

Morning Proceed to the airport after enjoying your breakfast. Board a 1-hour and 20-minute flight, arriving in Ho Chi Minh City. Upon landing, our waiting driver will transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon Around 13:30, embark on a Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing tour, exploring notable landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Post Office. The final stop of the tour is a local market, providing an opportunity for shopping while immersing yourself in the local life and culture. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Explore historical monuments
Day 13

Day 13: Full day Discover Mekong Delta

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Be ready for pickup at 8:00 directly from your Saigon hotel for a journey to Ben Tre Province. Embark on a boat to cruise along the Ham Luong River. Explore various local workplaces, gaining insights into the local economy: visit a brickwork factory, a coconut processing workshop offering fresh coconut samples, and a mat weaving house showcasing the handloom technique. Take a break in a serene village, allowing you to stroll through and observe daily life in the Delta. Hop on a 'xe loi' (a type of motorized rickshaw) to venture into the forest, visiting fruit orchards and concluding with a delectable and satisfying lunch at a riverside restaurant. Afternoon Experience a tranquil sampan boat ride along narrow canals. Return to your Saigon hotel around 17:00. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: Boat tour Visit local workplaces Ride "Xe Loi" (motorized rickshaw)
Day 14

Day 14: Free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh

Morning You have the entire day to independently explore the vibrant life of Ho Chi Minh City. Feel free to seek recommendations from our tour guide or consider booking one of the following suggested tours: Option 1: Dinner Cruise on Saigon River - Immerse yourself in the romantic ambiance of Ho Chi Minh City at night while indulging in a delightful three-course meal served on board. Option 2: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class Full Day - Delve into the rich history of Vietnam's resistance war as you navigate the underground passages of the Cu Chi tunnels, followed by the enjoyment of a self-made meal in a cooking class. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

Morning Enjoy a relaxed period before your departure. Arrange for transportation to the Ho Chi Minh City airport for your next flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Activities: Transfer to the airport for onward flight. Check-out time is at 12:00. If you require a late check-out, please contact your travel consultant.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1629 USD 1229 USD 3star
Deluxe 1829 USD 1429 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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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 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 – Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Embark on a journey that allows you to relish your holiday across the finest destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia. Begin your adventure in the northern region of Vietnam, exploring the vibrant capital and its rich historical landmarks. Traverse southward to uncover the charms of the central and southern regions, replete with tropical wonders. Experience the vitality of life along the Mekong Delta before venturing into Cambodia via speedboat. Immerse yourself in the intriguing history of Cambodia, marvel at the world-renowned masterpiece, Angkor Wat, and gain insights into the lives of the floating village residents. Witness the splendors of these globally acclaimed landmarks throughout this enlightening two-week vacation.

 

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Greetings from Hanoi! Upon your arrival, the tour guide and driver from BestPrice Travel will extend a warm welcome and transfer you directly to your designated hotel. Kindly note that hotel check-in time is at 2:00 pm. Should you opt for an early check-in, a nominal fee will be applicable. After a long flight, it is advisable to take some time to rest and prepare for the upcoming day's activities. However, if you are eager to explore the city, you have the option to meander through the Old Quarter or consider the following suggestions: Water Puppet Show: Immerse yourself in the traditional Vietnamese performance art of water puppetry, where artists convey stories and legends through water puppets. This show is particularly enjoyable for families with children. Vietnamese Cooking Class or Hanoi Street Food Tour: Ideal choices for any food enthusiast seeking a culinary experience. Opt for a cooking class to learn new and simple Vietnamese recipes or join a local guide to savor the delectable street foods of Hanoi. Note: Upon arrival, please make your way to Pole No.10 (outside the Terminal Gate at the airport), where our tour guide eagerly awaits your presence. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day

Morning or afternoon departure is contingent upon availability. Based on your preference, you can opt for either a car or motorbike for your half-day city tour in Hanoi, or customize the travel route according to your interests. Upon picking you up from the hotel, our knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university, now a revered historical site. Established in 1076, this institution served as an educational center for youth from royal and noble families. Your itinerary proceeds to the One Pillar Pagoda, an ancient temple representing a symbol of Vietnam's capital. Following this, the tour guide leads you to the nearby Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. While you can appreciate and capture photographs of these landmarks from the outside, an option exists to enter; however, anticipate substantial crowds. Note: The Mausoleum observes closure on Mondays and Fridays, as well as during June to August. Completing the sightseeing, you'll culminate your captivating Hanoi half-day tour at West Lake and the revered Tran Quoc Pagoda. Post-sightseeing, relish a delectable lunch at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant, leaving the remainder of the day entirely at your disposal. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise

At approximately 8:00 - 8:30 am, our driver will pick you up for the journey to Halong Bay, a remarkable World Natural Heritage site in Vietnam. After about 2.5 hours of travel, you will reach the cruise lounge, where the staff will assist with the check-in process. Once the boat begins its voyage through the bay, lunch will be served. You'll have a brief interval for relaxation or a nap before engaging in afternoon activities. The specific itinerary varies depending on the cruise you choose. Activities may include swimming, kayaking, cave exploration, and sightseeing. Subsequently, return to the cruise to unwind and relish the breathtaking sunset before indulging in dinner. Overnight stay on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on-board Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruises; instead, crew members proficient in English will be present.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

You have the option to enjoy a restful morning until breakfast or embrace the new day with a brief Tai Chi session at dawn. Following that, you will proceed with the cruise's morning activities to further explore the enchanting landscapes of Halong Bay. An early lunch will be served while the boat sails back to the port. Since you have a flight to catch in Da Nang, our driver will take you directly to the airport after picking you up from the dock. The journey to Da Nang may take approximately 1.5 hours, where another driver awaits to transfer you to Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An Half day tour

Departure in the morning or afternoon, depending on availability. Your guide will lead you through the serene ancient streets of Hoi An, allowing you to marvel at the distinctive architecture of the historic houses and witness the daily activities of the locals. Subsequently, you'll explore some of the town's most iconic landmarks, such as the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of the Chinese. Following the sightseeing tour, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing cup of a special herbal drink from a charming street vendor. If time permits, your guide may also take you to a handicraft store, offering you the chance to purchase unique souvenirs and witness the handmade craftsmanship of the local artisans. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Free day

Today is your opportunity to immerse yourself freely in the charms of Hoi An. Whether you opt for a leisurely day of relaxation, indulging in more delectable street foods, or engaging in a shopping spree for local handicrafts and souvenirs, the choice is yours. Alternatively, you might want to consider some of the suggested day tours below: Discover My Son Holy Land (Half Day): Perfect for history enthusiasts, embark on a short journey to explore the My Son Sanctuary, home to remarkable and intriguing Champa ruins. Price starting from $50 per person Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village: Experience a day in the life of a farmer, learning the complete process of cultivating wet rice, Vietnam's essential agricultural product. Price starting from $70 per person Hoi An Vespa Tour: The Vespa seamlessly blends with the narrow ancient streets of Hoi An, offering one of the most enjoyable ways to explore and capture the essence of the town. Price starting from $85 per person Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Indulge in a satisfying last breakfast in Hoi An before we escort you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. The flight duration is approximately 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, please proceed to Pole No.10 (located outside the terminal gate) to connect with our driver, who will then transport you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to seize. Consider taking a well-deserved nap or venture out to explore the city at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Half day city tour

Departure time can be arranged in the morning or afternoon based on availability. Embark on a half-day city tour to explore some of the most emblematic sites in Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your pick-up, our guide will lead you to the first stop: the Reunification Palace, which served as the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam and stands impeccably preserved to this day. Following that, you will visit the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, both constructed by the French in the 19th century, now serving as iconic landmarks in Saigon. To conclude your brief excursion, our guide will accompany you to a local market, providing an opportunity to hone your bargaining skills while shopping. Return to your hotel, where you'll have the remainder of the day to explore at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Cai Be - Can Tho

Embarking on a journey to the Mekong Delta offers a respite from the bustling streets, providing a serene interlude following days of traversing Vietnam's vibrant cities. Recognized as the primary food-producing region in the country, the Mekong Delta relies on a harmonious blend of rivers, orchards, and rice fields. As a result, your Mekong Delta adventure promises a unique and unparalleled travel experience. The road journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, a central hub in the Mekong Delta, takes time. Therefore, the itinerary allows for a boat excursion, navigating the intricate canal system to unveil the wonders of tropical fruit orchards and fish farms. Subsequently, your journey continues to Can Tho, where you will spend the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 10

Day 10: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

Begin your day with an early rise to explore the renowned Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho. Navigate the Mekong River aboard a motorboat and sampan, immersing yourself in the intricate canal network adorned with water coconut trees. Your journey will also lead you to a fruit orchard, offering a delightful opportunity to savor seasonal fruits and engage in conversations with the amicable locals. As the day unfolds, venture from Can Tho to Chau Doc, laying the groundwork for your forthcoming excursion to Cambodia. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc
Day 11

Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by speed boat

Following your breakfast, our team will facilitate your transfer to the boat station for a swift journey to Phnom Penh via a speed boat. Upon arrival at the dock, our local driver will be ready to escort you to your designated hotel in Phnom Penh. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh
Day 12

Day 12: Half day Phnom Penh City tour – road transfer to Siem Reap

Under the guidance of our Cambodian expert, embark on a morning city tour in Phnom Penh. Commencing with a brief visit to the Independence Monument, your journey continues to the Royal Palace—an exemplary Khmer-style royal edifice that still serves as the residence of the royal family. In the same vicinity, explore the Silver Pagoda, renowned for its silver-covered floor and adorned with precious jewels like diamonds, emeralds, and gold. Adjacent to the palace lies the National Museum, showcasing a collection of over 5000 artifacts that narrate Cambodia's rich history and cultural heritage. Cap off the morning with a visit to Wat Phnom, a sacred hill with historical significance in the birth of Phnom Penh. In the afternoon, your sole activity involves the transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. At the Mekong Bus Station, you'll board a 6-hour bus journey to Siem Reap. Please note that the guide won't accompany you during the bus transfer but will reunite with you upon arrival in Siem Reap. Upon reaching Siem Reap, your guide will assist you in checking into the hotel, allowing you time to unwind and prepare for the upcoming exploration of Angkor. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 13

Day 13: Angkor Wat Complex Full day tour

Commence your morning with a visit to the enchanting Ta Prohm Temple nestled in the jungle, where colossal fig trees and sprawling creepers embrace the ancient structure. This temple, famously featured in the Hollywood film Tomb Raider, exudes an otherworldly charm. Embark on a tour of the historic capital, Angkor Thom, beginning at the South Gate adorned with colossal statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk. Explore the Bayon Temple, distinguished by its 54 towers adorned with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Continue to the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, delve into the iconic Angkor Wat, the most renowned temple on the plains of Angkor. Encompassing an expansive 81 hectares, this 12th-century masterpiece is akin in size to Beijing's Imperial Palace. Its distinctive five towers, featured on the Cambodian flag, make it a prime illustration of classical Khmer art and architecture, according to art historians. Conclude your day with a captivating sunset view, either from Angkor Wat or another suitable vantage point. In the evening, relish a buffet dinner accompanied by a Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 14

Day 14: Siem Reap - Free day

Take advantage of this day to explore your personal interests. You might explore local markets for delectable street food, treat yourself to a traditional Khmer massage, or gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia's heart through a cooking class. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 15

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

Your journey concludes after breakfast, and there are no scheduled activities. If you plan to extend your stay in Siem Reap, feel free to contact your sales agent for assistance with booking additional nights of accommodation. Enjoy your free time until your transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your journey back home or to your next destination. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1942 USD 1542 USD 3star
Deluxe 2142 USD 1742 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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15 Days Exploring Vietnam From North To South

15 Days Exploring Vietnam From North To South

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Phong Dien, Cai Rang

Embark on a journey from Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! The 15 Days Exploring Vietnam From North To South tour offers a comprehensive 15-day itinerary, guiding you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and 11 other captivating destinations. The package includes accommodations in hotels and hostels, flights, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

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

Greetings in Vietnam! We extend a warm welcome to you. Your journey begins with our driver meeting you at Noi Bai Airport and escorting you to a hotel located in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter. Upon arrival, indulge in a welcome drink and complete the check-in process at the hotel. Take advantage of some free time to explore the enchanting streets of Hanoi's old quarter, immerse yourself in local life, and savor the delectable street foods. Rest peacefully overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. Inclusion: Private airport pick-up; Accommodation in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (Meals:B,L)

Morning (7:45 – 8:30 AM): Begin your day with a complimentary pick-up service from your hotel. Embark on a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where you can delve into the architectural and historical significance of Uncle Ho’s final resting place. Adjacent to the mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, and nearby stands the One Pillar Pagoda, a structure founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 that has evolved into a significant symbol for the people of Hanoi. Next, explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake, one of Vietnam's oldest pagodas, and visit the Bat Trang pottery village (available on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Post-lunch, your journey continues with a visit to the Ethnology Museum (available on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat) and the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam), Vietnam’s inaugural university built in 1070. The museum showcases gardens and well-preserved architecture, offering a serene glimpse into Vietnam’s rich history. Passing by Hoan Kiem Lake, admire its tranquil waters and the charm of Ngoc Son Temple. By 3:30 PM, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Complimentary water; Accommodation in Hanoi.
Day 3

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

Please complete the check-out process at the hotel, and you are welcome to leave your luggage there. Bring only essential items in your handbag for the trip, such as your passport, clothing, camera, walking shoes, sandals, and any other necessary items. 8:00 – 8:30 AM: Your tour guide and the bus will pick you up from the hotel. We will head to Halong Bay with a 4-hour journey and a short break along the way. 12:45 PM: Arrival at Halong Harbor. The friendly crew will greet you on board with a Welcome drink. Check into your cabin and savor a traditional Vietnamese lunch. After lunch, enjoy free time for sunbathing on the sundeck and capture memorable photos while cruising amidst the numerous mountains. 3:00 PM: The cruise anchors in the heart of Halong Bay. Explore Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave), one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the area. 4:00 PM: Head to Ti Tov Island, where you can hike to the top for panoramic views of the entire bay, sunbathe on the sandy beach, and swim in the crystal-clear water. 5:15 PM: Return to the boat. Experience the Sunset time with fruit and wine. Our onboard chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, sharing the art of making Vietnamese spring rolls. You'll even get the chance to try making them yourself. 7:00 PM: Dinner will be served, featuring a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes. After dinner, you have free time to watch a movie, play cards, or participate in the Squid fishing game. Overnight on board. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner); Welcome drink; Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave); Titov Island (Hiking, swimming, sunbathing); Sunset Party (Free fruit & a glass of wine); Cooking Demonstration; Complimentary water
Day 4

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

It's advisable to rise a bit early to relish the enchanting sunrise in Halong Bay – a delightful moment during your journey. 7:00 AM: Delight in a hearty breakfast. 8:15 AM: Embark on a kayaking adventure amidst the majestic mountains, allowing you to explore the beauty of Halong Bay at your own pace. 9:30 AM: Return to the cruise and check out of your cabin. Subsequently, take some leisure time to relax on the sundeck and appreciate the bay's scenic views. 11:00 AM: A brunch will be served. Enjoy your meal while the cruise makes its way back to Halong harbor. 12:30 PM: Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with a short break midway. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi city. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Kayaking; Tai Chi lesson; Complimentary water
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day (Meal:B,L)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Your driver and tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel to commence the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. The bus will make a brief stop halfway for a rest break after an hour and a half on the road. Take advantage of this opportunity to stretch your legs and capture some photos of the picturesque countryside. Continue the journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century, under the rule of two dynasties: Dinh and Le. Immerse yourself in the history, culture, architecture, and evolution of Vietnam through visits to the temples of King Dinh and King Le. Next, the bus will transfer you to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch featuring a variety of delectable local dishes, with goat meat being a renowned specialty in Ninh Binh. Following lunch, your tour guide will provide insights into Tam Coc before you embark on a serene rowing boat excursion along the Ngo Dong River. As the river winds through the mountains, you'll feel as though you're in the most tranquil and beautiful place on earth. The boat journey takes you through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba). Witness the breathtaking "Halong Bay on land" and engage with local farmers working in the rice fields, offering a unique glimpse into the countryside life of Vietnam. After the boat ride in Tam Coc, hop on a bicycle to navigate through the paddy fields and local villages, gaining insights into the simple daily lives of the locals. 4:00 PM: Return to the bus and journey back to Hanoi, bidding farewell to this charming locale. 6:30 PM: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Buffet Lunch); Rowing boat trip; Cycling excursion; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hanoi
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi free time – Night train to Hue city (Meal: B)

Today is your free day to independently explore the charming city of Hanoi. Take your time to wander through the streets, observing the unique architecture, local life, and savoring the traditional foods. Engage in some souvenir shopping and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere. As the designated transfer time approaches, your driver will pick you up and transport you to the train station for your journey to Hue. The train ride spans approximately 12 hours, providing you with the opportunity to witness the scenic beauty of Vietnam's countryside, observe the daily lives of local farmers, and pass through quaint and welcoming villages. Overnight on the train. Note: Please inform us if you prefer to take a flight! Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast), Private train transfer, Train ticket Hanoi – Hue with soft sleeping berth
Day 7

Day 7: Hue arrival – Hotel check-in (Meal: No)

Upon your arrival at Hue train station, our driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in, take the opportunity to explore Hue city at your own pace. As the historical capital of Vietnam, Hue holds significant cultural, religious, and educational importance. Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River (Huong River), Hue has played a central role in shaping Vietnam's heritage. Overnight at your hotel in Hue. Inclusion: Private train station pick-up; Hotel in Hue
Day 8

Day 8: Hue city - Imperial Palace Full Day (Meal: B,L)

Between 7:45 and 8:30, our tour guide and driver will be at your service, welcoming you upon arrival at Hue train station and commencing the Hue city tour. Embark on a journey to: Thien Mu Pagoda via a scenic dragon boat trip – the oldest pagoda in Hue city. Imperial Citadel by car – the historic residence of Vietnam's last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty. Hue Royal Antiques Museum – showcasing a collection of artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty. Dong Ba Market, offering a glimpse into the daily life of local residents. A boat trip on Perfume River, revealing the local activities along the riverbanks. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, the exploration continues with visits to: Khai Dinh King’s Tomb – a fascinating blend of Western and Eastern architectural styles. Minh Mang King’s Tomb, where the grandeur and symmetry of architectural constructions leave a lasting impression. Conical hat-making village and incense stick-making village. Return to your hotel between 16:00 and 16:30 for an overnight stay in Hue. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Lunch); Boat trip; Cycling; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hue
Day 9

Day 9: Hue – Exploring Hai Van Giant Pass – Hoi An (Meal:B)

At 08:30 am, our driver will pick you up for your transfer to Hoi An. En route, you will have the opportunity to marvel at the Hai Van Giant Pass, renowned for being the largest pass in Vietnam, and a truly picturesque location in the central region. Pause at Hai Van Pass to capture numerous breathtaking photos against the stunning landscape. Continuing the journey, you will drive through Da Nang city, enjoying an overview of its highlights, before heading to the charming Hoi An old town. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and relish your free time in Hoi An. Rest for the night at the hotel in Hoi An. Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private car from Hue to Hai Van Pass to Hoi An (Please inform us if you prefer a motorbike); Hotel in Hoi An; Complimentary water
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary 1 Day (Meal: B, L)

Between 08:00 and 08:30, our bus and guide will collect you from your hotel or residence in Hoi An. As we depart Hoi An, crossing the Cua Dai bridge, be captivated by the magnificent views of the Hoi An river system, mountains, and Cham islands. Our destination is a bustling fishing village, where market traders display their fresh catches, offering excellent opportunities for memorable photographs. At 09:45, we reach My Son, often referred to as the "Valley of Kings" by French historians, and once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to the 15th century. A traditional dance performance precedes our walking tour of the Cham ruins, providing insights into the history of this religious site, which served as a burial ground for Cham monarchs centuries ago. At 12:00, we begin our return journey to Hoi An. A boat trip on the Thu Bon River awaits, departing from Nguyen Hoang dock. Over approximately two hours, the boat will navigate through Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village, and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village. By 15:30, the boat trip concludes at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town. You are then free to explore the charming old town or make your way back to your accommodation. Overnight at a Hoi An hotel. Inclusion: Transportation; All entrance fees; English-speaking tour guide; Meals: (Breakfast, Lunch); Boat trip; Complimentary water; Hotel in Hoi An
Day 11

Day 11: Farming & Fishing Trip (Meal:B,L)

Between 09:00 and 09:30 AM, our minivan will pick you up directly from your hotel. We'll transport you to the countryside, where bicycles await for an adventurous ride. If you're not comfortable riding bicycles, you can opt for our "XE OM" scooter service at an additional cost of 120,000 VND. Embark on a cycling journey to Cam Thanh Ecological Village, where local farmers will warmly welcome you into their community. Engage in various farming activities alongside the local farmers, including plowing and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning the art of rice transplantation, flooding the farm, grinding rice, and pounding rice. After the farming experience, our tour guide and van will take you to a local fishing village. Board a boat and join local fishermen on a Phuoc Hai fishing boat to try your hand at casting a local net known as CHAI. Explore the water coconut palm jungle, experience riding in a basket boat, and discover the secrets of the water coconut palm forest. Participate in an origami session, crafting items like grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, and bracelets from water coconut leaves. Enjoy the thrill of crab-catching around the water coconut palm forest. Following these activities, board the boat again, and Captain Cook will prepare lunch or dinner (depending on the time of day) along with cold beer or soft drinks. After the culinary delight, we'll return you to your hotel. At 14:00, you'll be back at your hotel, where you have free time to explore the enchanting Hoi An old town. Overnight at a hotel in Hoi An. Inclusion: Mini-van for hotel pick-up and drop-off within Hoi An; English-speaking guide; Bicycles; Helmet; Boat cruise with Vietnamese bamboo basket boats; Basket boat dancing performance; Origami lesson (crafting bird, grasshopper, flower, etc.); Light traditional local rice dishes at a local farmer's house; Lunch on the boat prepared by Captain Cook; Numerous photo opportunities; Complimentary water.
Day 12

Day 12: Hoi An free time – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Meal: B)

Explore the charming ambiance of Hoi An's ancient town, where you can unwind and immerse yourself in traditional customs and architecture. Take a leisurely stroll through the town, capturing photographs of the old houses that reflect a blend of Chinese and Japanese influences. Indulge in the delightful experience of sipping coffee along the riverside—an activity that promises lasting memories. Our driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City, our driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in HCM City. Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer and pick-up in Da Nang and HCM City; Flight ticket from Da Nang to HCM City with 20kg checked luggage and 7kg hand luggage; Hotel in HCM City.
Day 13

Day 13: HCM – Cu Chi war tunnel haft day (Meal:B,L)

08:00 - 08:30: Your hotel will be the starting point where our tour guide and driver will pick you up. We will then embark on a journey to Cu Chi, situated 60 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Recognized as a heroic district due to its significant role in the anti-American war, Cu Chi is renowned for its extensive tunnel system spanning over 220 km. It has become a popular destination for both local and international visitors. The picturesque landscape features tranquil rice paddies with ducks and water buffalos leisurely swimming in the nearby rivers. Despite the current peaceful setting, it is challenging to envision the destruction and defoliation caused by bombing and mines during the time when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone." The remnants scattered across the area serve as tangible evidence of the fierce battleground. While at Cu Chi, you'll have the opportunity to experience crawling through the tunnels (Note: This may not be suitable for individuals with larger body sizes or advanced age). 12:00: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. 13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh City. 14:00: Arrive at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at a hotel in HCM City. Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast, Lunch); Transportation; All entrance fees; English speaking tour guide; Complimentary water; Hotel in HCM City.
Day 14

Day 14: Mekong Delta Discovery My Tho - Ben Tre Full Day (Meal: B,L)

07:30 - 08:15: Your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, signaling the start of your journey away from the vibrant urban landscape of Ho Chi Minh City. Your destination is My Tho, a town situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Begin your exploration by boarding a sampan, cruising along the river that unfolds its charm with four enchanting islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. Make a stop at Unicorn Island, where you can stroll along country lanes, immerse yourself in orchards, savor tropical fruits, and relish the folk songs performed by the local residents. Take the opportunity to visit a fruit plantation. Embark on a hand-rowed sampan ride through Thoi Son canal, allowing yourself to absorb the scenic beauty of the countryside. Visit a family business, explore a honey-bee farm, and indulge in a delightful session of honey tea and coconut candy making. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, providing a moment to relax and refuel for the afternoon activities. In the afternoon, you have the chance to cycle around Tan Thach village, interacting with local villagers to gain insights into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those not participating in the cycling excursion, enjoy a peaceful time in a hammock, taking in the refreshing breeze. Finally, return to Ho Chi Minh City. 17:00: Drop-off at your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in HCM City. Inclusion: Transportation; English speaking tour guide; Boat trip; All entrance fees; Complimentary water; Hotel in HCM City.
Day 15

Day 15: HCM city – Flight out ( Meal: B)

You have leisure time to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace before the scheduled transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your departure flight. The journey concludes here. Inclusion: Meal (Breakfast); Private airport transfer Note: Solo travelers choosing the Share Room option will be accommodated in a shared dorm room at the hostel during the vacation. This is a group tour with different participants on each trip during your vacation. Who should join? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children. Price structure: - The quoted price is on a per-person basis. This is a 3-star package; please let us know if you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package! If you desire to extend the trip, add more nights in any city, or commence the journey from the South, please inform us!

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1229 USD 829 USD 3star
Deluxe 1429 USD 1029 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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