duration: 15 Days

15 Days Highlight Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh city up to Hoi An and Hanoi

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Summary

Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Ben Tre, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh

Commence your journey in Ho Chi Minh City and conclude it in Hanoi! Embark on a 15-day cultural adventure, exploring Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and visiting 8 other captivating destinations in the country. The 15 Days Highlight Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City up to Hoi An and Hanoi package encompasses accommodation in hotels and hostels, flights, guidance from an expert, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal:No)

Greetings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! You have arrived in the largest city in our country, where numerous unique experiences await your exploration.Your designated driver will be at Tan Son Nhat Airport to welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the centrally located hotel. Feel free to spend your time leisurely discovering the local Vietnamese way of life.Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2

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

07:30 - 08:15: Your driver and tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel, marking the beginning of your journey away from the vibrant atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City. Your destination is My Tho, a charming town situated on the left bank of the Mekong River. Embark on a sampan boat, cruising along the river and passing by the picturesque Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands.Pause your journey at Unicorn Island, where you can leisurely stroll along country lanes, explore orchards, savor tropical fruits, and enjoy the melodious folk songs performed by the local residents. Take a visit to a fruit plantation for a deeper immersion into the local surroundings.Navigate the Thoi Son canal on a hand-rowed sampan, immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of the countryside. Explore a family-run business, visit a honey-bee farm, and partake in a delightful session of honey tea tasting along with witnessing the process of making coconut candy.Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, providing a well-deserved break.In the afternoon, embark on a cycling adventure around Tan Thach village, where you can interact with local villagers and gain insights into their daily lives in the Mekong Delta. For those opting out of the cycling trip, relax in a hammock and enjoy the refreshing breeze. Finally, return to Ho Chi Minh City.17:00: Your drop-off awaits at your hotel.Overnight stay at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 3

Day 3: Sai Gon free and easy (Meal:B)

Today presents a wonderful opportunity to explore the largest city in Vietnam at your own pace. Delight your taste buds with local cuisine, indulge in the rich flavors of Vietnamese coffee, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Ben Thanh Market.Optional activities for the day include a day trip to the Cu Chi war tunnels, a comprehensive Ho Chi Minh City tour, or a guided exploration of local street food.Overnight stay at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4

Day 4: HCM city – Flight to Da Nang - Hoi An (Meal:B)

Following breakfast, take some leisure time to explore the local surroundings and shop for souvenirs. Your driver will later pick you up from the hotel, transferring you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for your flight to Da Nang city.Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, your driver will be there to welcome you and escort you to the hotel in Hoi An. The journey to Hoi An offers a delightful glimpse of Vietnam's scenic beauty. Upon checking in to Hoi An's old town, you'll be enchanted by its charm – vibrant lanterns lining the streets, well-preserved 17th-century houses, and a rich blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese cultures. Hoi An exudes tranquility, providing a sense of peace.Overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An – My Son Sanctuary Full Day (Meal:B,L)

Between 7:30 and 8:00 am, our tour guide and bus will be at your hotel to commence your journey to My Son. Depart from Hoi An, and after an hour's drive, you'll reach the awe-inspiring My Son Holy Land, nestled amidst magnificent mountains, located 48 km west of Hoi An. Dating back to the late 4th century under the reign of Cham's King Bhadravaman, My Son was designated as a religious center. This vast complex boasts over 70 towers and temples showcasing various architectural styles.Stroll through the intricate carvings and sculptures crafted by the Cham people, with a warm welcome at the Old Tower of the Cham. Beyond being a fascinating destination, My Son provides insights into the culture and civilization of the ancient Champa people. Allow about 2 hours to immerse yourself in the beauty of the ancient structures of the Champa Kingdom, guided by our knowledgeable tour guide.At 12:00, bid farewell to My Son and embark on a boat at the boat station, sailing along the Thu Bon River. Witness the local life unfolding before your eyes, offering glimpses into the daily activities of the residents. Enjoy a delightful lunch on the boat while taking in the picturesque scenery along the river.By 13:30, the boat journey concludes at Bach Dang Boat station, where our driver will be ready to transfer you to a local restaurant for lunch. Following lunch, return to your hotel, marking the end of your excursion.Overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 6

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

Exploring Hoi An on foot emerges as an optimal approach to delve into its rich history, vibrant culture, and local wonders. Alternatively, one can embark on a personalized biking adventure, navigating through the intricate network of streets adorned with temples, pagodas, bespoke tailoring shops, artisanal lanterns, and indulging in a riverside coffee experience along the Thu Bon River.For those seeking additional activities, consider partaking in a Rice Planting and Fishing Trip, experiencing the art of Rowing a Basket Boat, or embracing the unique thrill of Buffalo Riding. Another enticing option is to venture on a Hue City Tour.Conclude the day with an overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An – Exploring Hai Van Giant Pass – Hue City (Meal:B)

Following breakfast, a chauffeur will collect you for your journey to Hoi An. En route, you'll have the opportunity to pause at the renowned Hai Van Giant Pass, a spectacular and well-known location in the central region of Vietnam. This pass, celebrated for its immense size and extraordinary beauty, marks a pivotal point where the sea and mountains converge. Driving through the pass unveils a mesmerizing and awe-inspiring panorama, ensuring an indelible memory.Upon reaching Hue City, the ancient capital of Vietnam, you'll have ample time to leisurely delve into the nation's history. Explore the historical treasures, including the Royal Palace and the regal tombs of kings.Conclude the day with an overnight stay at a hotel in Hue City.
Day 8

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

Between 7:45 and 8:30, our designated tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up directly from your hotel to commence your exploration of Hue City.Highlights of the tour include:Embarking on a dragon boat excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hue City.Travelling to the Imperial Citadel by car, the residence of the final royal dynasty of Vietnam, the Nguyen Dynasty.Exploring the Hue Royal Antiques Museum, showcasing an array of artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty.Visiting Dong Ba Market to witness the vibrant daily life of the local populace.Taking a leisurely boat trip along the Perfume River, offering glimpses into the local riverside lifestyle.Indulge in a delightful lunch at a local restaurant.Post-lunch, the journey continues with visits to:Khai Dinh King’s Tomb, a harmonious blend of Western and Eastern architectural influences.Minh Mang King’s Tomb, where the grandeur and symmetry of the architectural structures leave a lasting impression.Exploring a conical hat-making village and an incense stick-making village.Between 16:00 and 16:30, we'll transport you back to your hotel for the night.Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your chosen hotel in Hue.
Day 9

Day 9: Hue – Train to Hanoi city (Meal:B)

Enjoy a day of leisure today as you explore the charming city of Hue at your own pace. Savor the renowned Bun Bo Hue (Beef Rice Noodle) and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle by strolling through the streets.Later in the day, our chauffeur will collect you for a transfer to the Hue train station, where you will board a train bound for Hanoi city. The train journey spans approximately 12 hours, providing you with the opportunity to witness the beauty of Vietnam unfold through picturesque countryside scenery, glimpses into the daily lives of local farmers, and the warmth of simple villages.Prepare for a restful overnight stay on the train as you make your way to Hanoi.
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi arrival - Train station pick-up - Hotel check-in (Meal:No)

Arrive in Hanoi, the vibrant capital of Vietnam, where our dedicated driver will greet you and transport you to your hotel nestled in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter.Famous for its captivating allure, the Old Quarter stands out as the most intriguing district in Hanoi. Boasting ancient houses, traditional architectural gems, vibrant street life, and a plethora of delectable street foods, this charming area offers a delightful glimpse into authentic Vietnamese culture.Rest and rejuvenate for the night at your selected hotel in the enchanting city of Hanoi.
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)

Between 8:00 and 8:30, our tour guide and comfortable bus will collect you from your hotel, commencing the journey to Halong Bay. After a scenic 4-hour drive with a brief intermission halfway, you'll arrive at Halong Harbor.At 12:45, our welcoming crew will greet you with a refreshing Welcome drink as you step on board. Complete the check-in process for your cabin and indulge in a traditional Vietnamese lunch.Post-lunch, relish some free time on the sundeck for sunbathing, capture stunning photos as the cruise navigates through the myriad of towering mountains.By 15:00, the cruise will anchor at the heart of Halong Bay, allowing you to explore the remarkable Amazing Cave, one of the largest and most enchanting caves in the region.At 16:00, the journey continues to Ti Tov Island. Here, you can embark on a hike to the summit, offering panoramic views of the entire bay. Alternatively, sunbathe on the sandy beach or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters.Return to the boat by 17:15 and bask in the beauty of the sunset with a delightful serving of fruits and wine.Our onboard chef will conduct a Cooking Demonstration, sharing the secrets of crafting Vietnamese spring rolls, giving you the chance to try your hand at making them.At 19:00, a sumptuous dinner featuring a variety of delectable Vietnamese dishes will be served.Following dinner, enjoy your evening with options such as watching a movie, playing cards, or participating in the engaging Squid fishing game.Retire for the night on board the cruise, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of Halong Bay.
Day 12

Day 12: Halong Bay – Kayaking – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

To fully embrace the beauty of the Halong Bay sunrise, it's advisable to rise a bit earlier during your trip.At 7:00, relish a delightful breakfast to energize for the day ahead.By 8:15, embark on a kayaking adventure amidst the stunning mountains, allowing you to personally explore the enchanting allure of Halong Bay.Return to the cruise at 9:30, where you can check out of your cabin and leisurely unwind on the sundeck, taking in the panoramic views of the bay.Around 11:00, savor a delectable brunch as the cruise makes its way back to Halong Harbor.At 12:30, board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi, with a brief stop midway for a short break.Between 16:30 and 17:00, arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi city.Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your chosen hotel in Hanoi.
Day 13

Day 13: Hanoi free time (Meal:No)

Consider waking up early to observe the serene daily rhythms of Hanoians around Hoan Kiem Lake, a pivotal and picturesque landmark in the heart of Hanoi city. A leisurely stroll through the historic 36 streets quarter proves to be one of the most immersive ways to experience the essence of Hanoi on your own terms. Encounter street vendors, witness locals seated on diminutive chairs enjoying their coffee or green tea, observe the peculiar electric cables adorning the streets, and absorb the animated traffic scenes in the ancient town – each image etching a lasting impression of Hanoi's tranquility and charm.Optional activities for your consideration include a Hanoi street food walking tour, a visit to the Perfume Pagoda, or the delightful Water Puppet Show.Retire for the night at your chosen hotel in Hanoi.
Day 14

Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc 1 Day Tour (Meal:B,L)

Between 8:00 and 8:30, your driver and tour guide will rendezvous with you at your hotel to commence the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.After approximately 1 hour and a half on the bus, there will be a brief stop allowing you 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 Empires. Exploring King Dinh and King Le’s temples, you'll gain deeper insights into Vietnam's history, culture, architecture, and development—a journey into the unfamiliar facets of this vibrant nation.Next, the bus will transfer you to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch featuring an array of delectable local dishes, with the renowned goat meat being a highlight in Ninh Binh.Following lunch, your tour guide will provide insights into Tam Coc before you embark on a serene rowing boat excursion on the Ngo Dong River. Meandering through the mountains, the river offers a sense of residing in the world's most peaceful and beautiful place. The boat journey takes you through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba), revealing the "Halong Bay on land" and providing encounters with local farmers tending to the rice fields. This is a delightful opportunity to understand the daily life of the local countryside in Vietnam.Post-rowing, hop on a bicycle to explore the paddy fields and traverse local villages, offering an enriching experience of the simple daily life of the local people in the countryside.At 16:00, return to the bus and begin the journey back to Hanoi, bidding farewell to this enchanting destination.By 18:30, arrive at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, marking the end of the trip.Overnight awaits you at your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 15

Day 15: Hanoi Departure (Meal:B)

Today, you have the liberty to explore the historically and culturally rich Hanoi Old Quarter, engaging in souvenir shopping for your loved ones, until it's time for your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your departure.Should you find yourself reluctant to bid farewell, kindly inform us, and we can extend your journey with captivating extensions featuring breathtaking natural landscapes, such as the mesmerizing terrace rice fields in Sapa, the tranquil mountainous charm of Mai Chau, or the serene beauty of Ba Be Lake and the majestic Ban Gioc waterfall.Important Information:Please note that this is a group joining tour, and each trip during your vacation may have a different group. This tour is suitable for participants of all ages, including children. The price structure is based on a per-person basis for the 3-star package. If you desire an upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package, kindly let us know.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1139 USD739 USD3star
Deluxe1339 USD939 USD4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Classic Vietnam

Classic Vietnam 15 Days

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What's Included?

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Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

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

Embark on a journey commencing in Ho Chi Minh City and concluding in Hanoi! The Classic Vietnam tour spans 15 days, guiding you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and five additional captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive experience encompasses accommodations in well-appointed hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Greetings! Embrace the charm of Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant metropolis with a touch of French influence. If you find yourself with some extra time upon arrival, consider exploring Pham Ngu Lao Street, where a local open-air market awaits, or visit Vinh Nghiem Pagoda for a cultural experience. Your journey kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, providing an opportunity to meet your tour leader and fellow travelers. Following the meeting, relish in a delightful welcome dinner at one of the city's outstanding eateries.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Mekong Delta

Embark on a southern journey aboard a private bus, covering approximately three hours to reach Ben Tre. Upon arrival, board a boat to navigate the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta. Renowned as 'Vietnam's rice bowl,' the delta boasts plentiful rice paddies, fruit orchards, and vibrant flower fields. Throughout the boat excursion, pause to indulge in the flavors of fresh tropical fruits and explore local cottage industries. As the sun sets, make your way to a local guesthouse for an immersive night with the residents, accompanied by a delightful meal featuring regional specialties.Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 3

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City

Head back to Ho Chi Minh City and embark on a walking tour through the vibrant streets. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the former Saigon while exploring some of the city's captivating landmarks, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the impressive post office, and the War Remnants Museum. During your leisure time, consider visiting the Reunification Palace or catching a cultural performance at the Saigon Opera House. Alternatively, join your fellow travelers in the quest for the finest local cuisine – your group leader will guide you to dining options suitable for any budget.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Phan Rang

Embark on a day excursion to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a historical site that once served as a stronghold for the Viet Cong. Gain insights into the resourcefulness and resilience of the Vietnamese people and get a glimpse into the challenges faced during the war. If you desire one last experience of southern Vietnamese cuisine, your group leader can recommend a local spot before you depart for Phan Rang. Start the journey with an afternoon flight to Cam Ranh, followed by a 1.5-hour minibus transfer to the historic city of Phan Rang – your home base for the next two days.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Phan Rang

Today, embark on a day excursion to Vinh Hy Bay, a picturesque crescent-shaped harbor nestled between Phan Rang and Nha Trang. En route to the bay, make a stop at the lively Bau Nai fish market, where the hustle and bustle of fish unloading and locals swiftly bargaining for the best deals unfold before your eyes. Journey through the Vietnamese countryside to the expansive salt flats, a truly captivating sight. Observe workers meticulously raking and gathering salt that has crystallized from the saline waters along Vietnam's coastline, channeled inland into shallow fields. Continue your exploration to another stunning natural site – the moss-draped rock formations and fossilized coral reefs of Hang Rai. Conclude the day at Vinh Hy Bay, where ample time is provided for swimming and snorkeling in its inviting, coral-filled waters.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Phan Rang/Overnight Train

Indulge in a leisurely day at your own pace in Phan Rang. Consider taking this opportunity to explore the majestic remnants of the Cham dynasty, an ancient kingdom that exerted its influence over the central and southern coastal regions of Vietnam from the second to the 17th century, leaving scattered historical vestiges throughout the region. Opt for an optional visit to the nearby Po Nagar Cham Towers, an archaeological site dating back to the Middle Ages, dedicated to the indigenous goddess Yan Po Nagar. Alternatively, delve into an ancient tradition with a visit to Bau Truc, the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia. As evening falls, board an overnight train bound for Da Nang. Conditions on these trains are basic, and hygiene standards may differ from what you are accustomed to at home. However, overnight trains provide an opportunity to mingle with the locals and make the most of your time.Accommodation: Overnight Train
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An

Arrive in Da Nang early and then proceed to Hoi An by minibus, a journey taking approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on an introductory stroll through the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Hoi An served as a significant trading port with the West, resulting in a unique architectural blend influenced by Europe, China, and Japan. Today, ongoing restoration efforts preserve the city's appearance, mirroring its charm from over a century ago. Your walk will unveil Chinese temples, Japanese pagodas, French-colonial houses, wooden shop-houses, and historic canals. Following lunch, relish free time to engage in optional activities or simply bask in the atmosphere of this enchanting locale. Explore Hoi An Market and the vibrant street stalls showcasing paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, and more. The town is renowned for its skilled tailors, capable of crafting beautiful items to order within a matter of hours.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An

Indulge in a day of exploration in Hoi An and its captivating surroundings. Consider renting a bicycle for a scenic ride to the nearby Cua Dai Beach or opt for an Urban Adventure, such as Hoi An Boat & Bike, offering a guided tour with a countryside bike ride and a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River. Vietnam is renowned for its delectable cuisine, and Hoi An is a culinary gem. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Hoi An's lively Old Town on the Hoi An Food Adventure. Visit urbanadventures.com/destination/Hoi-An-tours for additional details. Should you wish to explore more, your guide can assist in arranging optional activities and tours.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An

Enjoy another day at your leisure in this historic sanctuary. For those willing to rise early, a visit to the local produce market provides a lively spectacle of animated shoppers haggling over fresh fish, spices, and vegetables. Alternatively, your guide can assist in arranging optional activities, such as a Vietnamese cooking class or a visit to the My Son ruins – Vietnam's foremost Cham site. Nestled in a lush valley, surrounded by hills and overseen by the imposing Cat's Tooth Mountain, the intricate temples, listed as a World Heritage site, showcase the cultural richness of the Cham civilization that thrived in this region from the fourth to the 12th century.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hue

Embark on the northern leg of your expedition today, traversing the breathtaking Hai Van Pass – a remarkably picturesque and mountainous expanse of highway affording views of Lang Co Beach. Pause at the stunning Lang Co to procure lunch. The journey spans approximately 5-6 hours, encompassing breaks. By afternoon, you'll reach Hue, the former Imperial capital of Vietnam. Explore the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, nearly obliterated by bomb blasts during the war.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Hue

Commence your day with a local breakfast featuring bun bo hue – a flavorful beef noodle soup. Immerse yourself in Hue's rich history by exploring key landmarks. Begin with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery dating back to 1601. Witness poignant exhibits, including a car once owned by a former monk who self-immolated in protest against the mistreatment of Buddhists. Take a break from sightseeing with a relaxing dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. Savor a delectable vegetarian feast at a local nunnery for lunch. Explore the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, adorned with a serene lake, frangipani, and pine trees. A cultural and historical excursion is bound to stimulate your appetite, so indulge in some of Hue's culinary delights – renowned as Vietnam's culinary capital for a reason.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi

Embark on a flight from Hue to Hanoi, Vietnam's captivating capital. Upon arrival, relish a delightful lunch at KOTO restaurant – a program supported by the Intrepid Foundation, dedicated to teaching disadvantaged youth hospitality skills. Following lunch, partake in a half-day tour of Hanoi, capturing the charm and history of this serene, tree-lined capital. Explore prominent landmarks such as the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda. Stroll by the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake and traverse the '36 Streets' of the historic Old Quarter – a maze of interconnected lanes, each historically specializing in a particular product, ranging from silk and bamboo to ceramics and kitchenware, totaling over 32 specialties. Conclude the day with a unique water puppet performance hosted by a local family, masters of this traditional art form.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Halong Bay

Embark on a private minibus journey of approximately 4 hours to reach the magnificent Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site renowned for its emerald waters adorned with sandstone islands and caves. Experience a cruise to discover Surprise Cave and the captivating rock formations. During the warmer months, consider kayaking or enjoying a swim from Ti Top Island. Access to Surprise Cave involves staircases, and the pathways inside may be slightly uneven and slippery. Spend the night on a traditional cruise boat featuring twin-share cabins equipped with air-conditioning and private facilities. Indulge in fresh seafood for both lunch and dinner at the onboard dining room and bar.Accommodation: Overnight boat
Day 14

Day 14: Hanoi

Embark on a 4-hour journey back to Hanoi, with a stop at Dong Trieu Factory to witness the creation of ceramic art by local artisans. If you find some free time this afternoon, you might consider visiting the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the cultural heritage of Vietnam's diverse ethnic communities. In the evening, come together as a group with your leader to enjoy dinner, providing an ideal opportunity to reflect on the memorable moments of your Vietnam adventure.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Hanoi

Today is free of scheduled activities, allowing you the flexibility to depart at your convenience after breakfast, following the hotel's check-out procedures. However, your adventure doesn't have to conclude here! If you wish to extend your stay in Hanoi, we can assist you in arranging additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard2645 USD2245 USD3star
Deluxe2845 USD2445 USD4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

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Real Vietnam

Real 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

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

Embark on a 15-day journey across Vietnam, commencing in Ho Chi Minh City and concluding in Hanoi! The Real Vietnam tour package encompasses accommodation in hotels, guided expertise, meals, transportation, and more, providing you with an in-depth cultural experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM - HANOI ARRIVAL

Greetings! Welcome to Vietnam. Your journey commences with an introductory gathering at 6 pm. Formerly named Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is marked by a diverse array of sights and sounds, presenting a captivating fusion of the old and new, East and West. The bustling atmosphere in Vietnam's largest city, with its multitude of people engaged in daily activities, creates a dynamic ambiance. The French influence is noticeable in the delectable baguettes and coffee available. Much of the city's vibrant life unfolds on bustling streets adorned with shops, stalls, and vendors offering everything from soup to advanced electronics. Following the welcome meeting, consider exploring the Ben Thanh night market for a taste of pho or bun alongside your fellow travelers. It would be a missed opportunity not to indulge.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta today, exploring Ben Tre, where the versatile coconut holds immense significance. This fertile delta is renowned for its plentiful yields of tropical fruits and flowers, creating a picturesque landscape of canals. Upon arrival, board a private boat to navigate the intricate network of waterways and engage with locals in various cottage industries. As the day unfolds, retreat to a guesthouse nestled along the water, providing a serene setting for relaxation.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta - Overnight Train

Awaken to the early rhythms of the delta, relishing a straightforward breakfast before embarking on a boat journey and bus ride back to Ho Chi Minh City. Utilize some leisure time in the city to explore additional attractions or savor delectable street food treats. Today's itinerary includes a unique local encounter with university students known as "Ca Phe Bet," meaning 'coffee on the flat ground.' Immerse yourself in this urban tradition of enjoying coffee and a snack in one of the city's many parks. As the evening unfolds, board an overnight train headed for Hoi An, a historically rich town along the central coast. While the train accommodations are basic, the overnight journey provides an authentic experience and an opportunity to travel alongside the locals.Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 4

Day 4: Hoi An

Upon arrival in Danang during the early afternoon, embark on a minibus journey to Hoi An, taking approximately 1 hour. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An is undergoing meticulous restoration and preservation. Known as Faifo to early western traders, it served as a prominent international port in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The town retains its centuries-old ambiance, with some areas mirroring their appearance from over a hundred years ago. Hoi An is not only a historical gem but also a shopping haven, offering a diverse array of items such as original paintings, handcrafted woodwork, ceramics, embroidery, and lanterns. The town is renowned for its tailoring, providing a plethora of tailors and fabrics for selection. Bring a favorite garment or even just a picture, and skilled tailors can replicate it. Today's highlights include a guided walking tour of the Old Town, concluding with a delectable banh mi lunch. Subsequently, you have the freedom to explore Hoi An at your own pace.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An

Discover the serene countryside of Hoi An on two wheels, immersing yourself in the authentic rural life of Vietnam. Join your guide on a cycling adventure through lush green rice paddies, across small creeks, and amidst quaint rural villages. Later in the day, you have the option to continue cycling or take a local bus to Cua Dai Beach, located near Hoi An center, for a relaxing afternoon by the beautiful South China Sea. Alternatively, if you're interested in exploring more of the Vietnamese countryside and visiting temples, you can opt for a My Son Cham day trip. The best part is, the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hue

Leaving Hoi An behind, embark on a journey through the breathtaking Hai Van Pass, making a brief stop for photos to capture the scenic beauty (approximately 5 hours, including stops), before reaching the historic city of Hue. Once the imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue is steeped in the regal history of the country and presents a captivating blend of lively streets and serene surroundings. Your afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Wander through Dong Ba Market, a bustling hub offering a wide array of goods. Explore the Imperial Citadel, including a visit to the Forbidden Purple City, which suffered significant damage during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. In the evening, indulge in a traditional dinner hosted in a local home – these unique experiences off the usual path are the ones that leave lasting impressions.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hue

A full day of exploration awaits you in the enchanting city of Hue. Join your group for a morning street food adventure, delving into the local market to savor a delightful breakfast and interact with the vibrant traders. Later, consider embarking on a dragon boat cruise along the Perfume River, coupled with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – an iconic symbol of Hue, rooted in Buddhist history since 1601. This active monastery holds a poignant exhibit, featuring a car once owned by a monk who, in 1963, self-immolated in protest against the mistreatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Alternatively, you may opt for an exciting motorbike tour, guided by a local expert, providing an immersive experience of the city's key attractions.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Phong Nha

Embark on a bus journey to Quang Tri, where you have the option to visit the Hien Luong Bridge and Vinh Moc tunnels for a nominal fee. The Hien Luong Bridge holds historical significance as it once demarcated the division between North and South Vietnam during the war. Explore the extensive network of limestone tunnels in Vinh Moc, utilized by locals as shelters from bombardment. Continue your travels to Phong Nha, dedicating the afternoon to discover the beauty of the surroundings. Your accommodation is situated just outside Phong Nha Town, providing proximity to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, renowned for its captivating landscape featuring caves and subterranean rivers.Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 9

Day 9: Phong Nha – Overnight Train

Indulge in a leisurely day exploring the wonders of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Boasting a remarkable history dating back 400 million years, this UNESCO World Heritage site stands as the oldest karst mountain range in Asia. Opt for a boat excursion through Phong Nha Cave or venture into the breathtaking Paradise Cave. If caves aren't your preference, consult with your guide about a kayaking escapade in Suoi Mooc. Alternatively, unwind with a coffee, relishing the scenic river vistas. Later in the day, return to Dong Hoi and board another sleeper train (approximately 8 pm to 6 am), becoming quite the expert on overnight train journeys by now.Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 10

Day 10: Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi bright and early, around 5:30 am, and proceed to check in at your hotel. Secure a day room to freshen up and leave your belongings. The capital of Vietnam, with its population exceeding six million, captivates with its enchanting lakes, tree-lined boulevards, verdant public parks, and the bustling Old Quarter. This area serves as an architectural time capsule, adorned with ochre-hued buildings that evoke the ambiance of a 1930s provincial French town. As Vietnam strides forward in competition with its Southeast Asian counterparts, the stunning Hoan Kiem Lake mirrors the juxtaposition of contemporary office structures, ancient Buddhist temples, and the labyrinth of timeworn streets on its serene surface. Embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter, accompanied by university students. Explore Dong Xuan Market, the largest wholesale market in northern Vietnam, and meander through the historic '36 streets,' where a plethora of shops offer everything from souvenirs to exquisite silk garments and intricately embroidered tablecloths. Your guide will highlight the unique architecture around Hoan Kiem Lake, share myths and legends associated with the area, and provide an opportunity to savor a delightful Vietnamese coffee along the way.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Da Bac

Depart from Hanoi after a hearty breakfast at approximately 8 am, embarking on a scenic journey to Sung Village that spans about 4 hours. Nestled within Sung Village are approximately 70 families, predominantly of the Dzao ‘Tien’ ethnic group. Engaged in farming and forest plantation, these communities derive their primary livelihood from these activities. Delight in a homestay lunch upon arrival and then partake in an introductory stroll through the village. Following this orientation, embark on a brief trek of 2 kilometers to the enchanting Sung Cave, and discover a century-old tea plantation. The trek entails some steep and slippery sections, so it is advisable to wear suitable footwear for this adventure. Conclude the day with a handicraft workshop before returning to the homestay for a rejuvenating shower and a delicious dinner.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 12

Day 12: Hanoi

Begin your day with an invigorating 10-kilometer (6.2 mi) trek from Sung Village to Da Bia, offering a deeper immersion into the picturesque Vietnamese highlands. The initial 8 km of the trek unfolds on mostly flat terrain along well-established buffalo tracks. The final 2 km feature a gradual incline, with approximately 300 m of steps to climb. However, the journey maintains a steady and relaxed pace. While traversing through local villages, encounter members of the Muong tribe and appreciate the monumental stone atop Da Bia Mountain. Pause for a delightful lunch at Da Bia before embarking on a scenic 1.5-hour boat cruise on the Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir. Upon reaching Thung Nai, transfer by bus to Hanoi, a journey lasting approximately 2 hours, and arrive around 6 pm. Enjoy the evening exploring the charms of Hanoi at your leisure. Consider savoring a bia hoi (freshly brewed draught beer) at one of the microbars in the Old Quarter.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Cat Ba Island

Embark on a journey by bus and ferry, spanning approximately 3.5 hours, to reach Cat Ba Island, the largest island within the captivating Halong Bay UNESCO World Heritage area. Marvel at the iconic Vietnamese scenery where bright green waters are adorned with traditional junk boats, surrounded by thousands of limestone islands and formations. Cruise around Lan Ha Bay on a boat, engaging in a rice paper roll making class as you traverse the picturesque waters. Immerse yourself in this surreal landscape with a kayaking adventure, and for those keen on environmental stewardship, consider attaching a net to your kayak to assist local cleanup efforts and combat the rising issue of plastic waste in the bay. This initiative contributes to the locals' efforts and adds a meaningful touch to your experience. Spend the night on Cat Ba Island, where you can relax with a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and savor a cold beer.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Hanoi

Begin your day in this idyllic setting, perhaps initiating the morning with a revitalizing swim. Take full advantage of the sun and sand, knowing that you'll be returning to Hanoi later in the afternoon via ferry and bus. Given its vast expanse, Hanoi offers a plethora of exploration opportunities. In the afternoon, consider venturing to the French Quarter to witness the European architectural influences scattered throughout certain parts of Hanoi. Alternatively, gather your companions and seek out a roadside stall to indulge in some delectable chargrilled meats or pho cuon (rice noodle rolls).Accommodation: Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Hanoi

The last day is free, and you can check out from the accommodation whenever you prefer. With Hanoi offering a multitude of attractions, consider enhancing your experience with an Urban Adventure. We recommend "Citadels, Karsts & Cycle," a tour that combines cycling through Hanoi with a scenic rowboat journey through caves and past rice paddies. Visit urbanadventures.com/destination/hanoi-tours for further details. If you wish to extend your stay in Hanoi, we can assist in arranging additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1500 USD1100 USD3star
Deluxe1700 USD1300 USD4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Scenic 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

Hanoi, Cat Ba Island, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey that commences in Hanoi and concludes in Ho Chi Minh City! The Scenic Vietnam tour offers a 15-day package, guiding you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and five other captivating destinations within the country. This comprehensive experience encompasses accommodation in well-appointed hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

 

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Greetings! Welcome to Vietnam. Your journey kicks off with a welcoming gathering at 6 pm, providing you with the opportunity to meet your tour leader and fellow travelers. Should you arrive ahead of schedule, consider venturing out onto the bustling streets to explore the dynamic capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is a city of captivating contrasts, ideally explored on foot. Tonight, you might want to initiate conversations with your newfound travel companions while enjoying a glass of refreshing bia hoi. This foamy, light beer is crafted fresh daily and served in simple, open-air 'brew halls.' Take a seat in one of the brightly colored plastic chairs and savor your delightful brew.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi

Delight in a morning meal at the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, a community initiative committed to supporting disadvantaged children and those affected by trafficking. Subsequently, embark on a city exploration, witnessing the diverse history of the city mirrored in a blend of Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French-influenced architectural styles. Visit notable landmarks, including the appropriately named One Pillar Pagoda, the renowned stilt house (once the abode of Ho Chi Minh), the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the Temple of Literature.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Da Bac

Depart from Hanoi following breakfast at approximately 8 am, embarking on a journey to Sung Village that takes about 4 hours. Sung Village is home to around 70 families, primarily belonging to the Dzao 'Tien' ethnic group. The community relies on farming and forest plantation as their primary sources of income. Enjoy a homestay lunch upon arrival, followed by an introductory stroll around the village. Once familiarized with the surroundings, embark on a short trek (2 kilometers) to the captivating Sung Cave and visit a tea plantation that boasts a history of a century. Be mindful that the trek includes some steep and slippery sections, so please ensure you have appropriate footwear for this activity. Following a handicraft workshop, return to your homestay for a rejuvenating hot shower and a delectable dinner.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi

In the morning, seize the opportunity to immerse yourself further in the Vietnamese highlands with a 10-kilometer trek from Sung Village to Da Bia. The initial 8 kilometers of the trek follow mostly flat terrain along well-trodden buffalo tracks. The last 2 kilometers feature a gradual incline, and for approximately 300 meters, there are some steps to climb. However, the walk maintains a steady and relaxed pace. Keep an eye out for the monumental stone at the peak of Da Bia Mountain during the hike, which traverses local villages, allowing encounters with people from the Muong ethnic tribe. Pause for lunch at Da Bia before indulging in a picturesque 1.5-hour boat cruise on the Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir. Upon reaching Thung Nai, board a bus for the transfer back to Hanoi (approximately 2 hours), arriving around 6 pm. The evening is at your leisure to explore this charming city. Consider unwinding with a bia hoi (freshly brewed draught beer) at one of the microbars in the Old Quarter.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Cat Ba Island

Embrace the morning at 7:30 am as you board the bus, taking a brief pause for a quick break before embarking on a ferry journey. This morning's travel endeavors will bring you to the captivating Cat Ba Island before noon. Waste no time and commence your exploration of the scenic waters surrounding Cat Ba. Hop on a boat and spend the entire day cruising the mesmerizing Lan Ha Bay. Nestled within the expansive Halong Bay region, Lan Ha Bay stands out as one of Vietnam's most picturesque locations, featuring limestone islands and caves emerging from the emerald waters. Savor a delightful lunch onboard, and then engage in a close encounter with the colossal karsts through a kayaking adventure. Spend the night on Cat Ba Island, relishing a refreshing dip at one of the beaches and enjoying a chilled beer.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Overnight train

Awaken in this idyllic setting, and perhaps commence your day with a revitalizing swim. Take full advantage of the sun and sand, for this afternoon marks the return to Hanoi via ferry and bus. Upon your arrival back in Hanoi, you'll have some free time to explore the city before boarding an overnight train to Hue at around 10 pm. Shared hotel rooms are at your disposal if you wish to freshen up or organize your belongings. Alternatively, use this time to indulge in some shopping on Hang Gai Street or savor delectable Hanoi street food. Gather back at the hotel lobby at 9 pm, where you'll transfer with the group to the train station. Despite the basic conditions, overnight trains offer a rewarding experience in Vietnam. They prove to be an efficient means of covering long distances and provide a unique opportunity to grasp the essence of the country.Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 7

Day 7: Hue

Arriving in Hue shortly after sunrise, proceed to the hotel for a quick refresh. Hue stands as the focal point of Vietnam's rich historical heritage. This former imperial capital harmoniously blends bustling streets with serene beauty. The remainder of the morning is at your leisure, providing an opportunity to unwind. Consider trying a traditional Hue breakfast like bun bo Hue, a popular Vietnamese soup featuring rice vermicelli (bun) and beef (bo). Following lunch, explore the Imperial Citadel, an expansive complex adorned with temples, pavilions, moats, gates, and walls. The Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Ancestral Altars remain impressive, offering a glimpse into the awe-inspiring grandeur of the 19th-century complex. During your free time, you may opt to explore Dong Ba Market, a vibrant marketplace showcasing locally crafted items, fresh produce, and enticing street food. It's an excellent place to sample specialties enjoyed by Emperor Nguyen, such as the banh khoai royal rice cake.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hue

Embark on today's adventure as you traverse the landscapes on the back of a motorbike. Accompanied by your dedicated driver, begin with a journey around the Imperial Citadel, encompassing the Forbidden Purple City. While the latter suffered extensive damage during the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War, its resilient, foliage-covered ruins serve as a poignant testament to its storied history. Gain insights into the harrowing impact of the war during this visit. Break up your exploration with a serene dragon boat cruise along the Perfume River. Next, proceed to the Thien Mu Pagoda, an unofficial symbol of Hue dating back to 1601, and still an active Buddhist monastery. Witness the car left by a monk who self-immolated in protest against the mistreatment of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese regime. Ride to a unique lunch spot at a convent or Buddhist monastery, where you'll indulge in a delightful vegetarian feast. Following lunch, journey to the regal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, situated amidst a picturesque setting of a lake, frangipani bushes, and pine trees. As the day concludes, seek recommendations from your leader for the best places to savor imperial street specialties in the evening.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An

Embark on a bus journey, traveling southward through coastal rice paddies with a stop at Lang Co Beach. Traverse the captivating Hai Van Pass, a segment of the highway that, despite its occasional bumps, offers breathtaking views overlooking Lang Co Beach and beyond. The striking Marble Mountains will serve as your backdrop as you reach Hoi An, approximately 4 hours later. Recognized as a World Heritage site, Hoi An is undergoing meticulous restoration and preservation. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it played a pivotal role as one of South-East Asia's major international ports from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Presently, certain parts of Hoi An retain the exact charm of over a century ago, capturing the essence of bygone eras. The city has a unique appeal that grows on you with every exploration. Upon arrival, partake in a walking tour that guides you through the significant sites of Hoi An's enchanting Old Town. Highlights include a historic house (once the residence of a prominent trader), the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall, and a museum. You'll notice a distinct Chinese influence in the appearance of pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the narrow streets. Your tour includes a sightseeing pass, allowing you to visit a selection of major attractions at your own pace.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An

On your day of leisure, consider embracing some active pursuits, such as renting a bicycle to explore the picturesque countryside. This offers an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the rural landscape of Vietnam. Alternatively, you may opt for optional activities, including a day excursion to My Son Cham, which features elaborate World Heritage-listed temples showcasing the cultural richness of the Cham civilization. Another option is a scenic cruise along the Thu Bon River or a visit to the nearby Cua Dai Beach. Your leader will be available to provide recommendations and assistance regarding activities in Hoi An.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Hoi An

Indulge in another day of exploration in the UNESCO-listed Hoi An. Take a leisurely stroll through the Central Market and peruse the vibrant street stalls offering an array of paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, and more. Hoi An is renowned for its skilled tailors capable of crafting exquisite items to your specifications within a few hours. Bring along your favorite garment or a picture, and they will replicate it for you. Consider visiting a local workshop to discover the art of making rice paper, or perhaps engage in a Vietnamese cooking class to acquaint yourself with traditional culinary techniques, all while relishing the delectable outcomes of your efforts.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City

Proceed to Danang (approximately 45 minutes) for your flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly recognized as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is marked by a captivating fusion of the past and present, blending elements of the East and West. The bustling urban scene, teeming with a multitude of individuals going about their daily routines, creates a dynamic ambiance. The city's French influence is evident in the delectable baguettes and coffee offerings. Immerse yourself in a guided tour that introduces you to the city's essence, passing notable landmarks such as the General Post Office, Reunification Palace, and the Opera House. Make stops at the War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral for deeper insights. Utilize your free time this evening to explore one of Vietnam's liveliest markets, Ben Thanh. This bustling marketplace is ideal for acquiring last-minute snacks, cooking utensils, ingredients, or gifts for friends and family before your journey home. Consider indulging in some market delicacies for dinner as you browse.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Mekong Delta

Embark on a southward journey today via a private bus (approximately 3 hours) to discover the enchanting Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, board a boat to navigate the intricate waterways of the Mekong Delta, often referred to as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam due to its role in cultivating rice, tropical fruits, and flowers for the entire country. Disembark at Ben Tre and explore a local cottage industry, sampling the region's famous candies. Enjoy a tuk-tuk ride through the remote village, making stops to taste tropical fruits, visit a honey farm, and gain insights into rural life. For lunch, savor regional specialties at a restaurant in the heart of the delta, including the renowned elephant-ear fish. Afterward, embark on sampans (small rowing boats) for a tranquil paddle along the canals, shaded by lush water coconut trees. Spend the night at a guesthouse in the Delta, where the accommodation is relatively simple, featuring shared bathroom facilities and dormitory-style rooms. The soothing sounds of nature in the night create a memorable experience.Accommodation: Guesthouse
Day 14

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City

Return to Ho Chi Minh City by bus, perhaps concluding your Vietnam adventure with a final bowl of pho, a celebratory moment shared with your newfound friends.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City

Your journey through Vietnam concludes with breakfast today. The day does not include any scheduled activities, allowing you the flexibility to depart at your preferred time. If you choose to extend your stay and explore Ho Chi Minh City more deeply, consider exploring our Urban Adventure day trips.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1915 USD1515 USD3star
Deluxe2115 USD1715 USD4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

Q & A : Before You Go

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

Commence your journey in Ho Chi Minh City, concluding the adventure in Hanoi! Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Vietnam with the 15-day tour package, Vietnam Discovery. This immersive experience encompasses Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and unfolds across five additional captivating destinations. Your accommodations will be in well-selected hotels, accompanied by an insightful guide, delectable meals, efficient transport, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Greetings! Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Your journey kicks off with an introductory meeting at 6 pm today. Since your time in Ho Chi Minh City is limited, we recommend arriving a few days in advance to explore more of this captivating metropolis. Discover the ancient pagodas and cathedrals near the former Presidential Palace, wander through the historic Dong Khoi Street, and immerse yourself in the vibrant markets of Ben Thanh and Cholon (Chinatown). For an enhanced experience, you might consider partaking in a day trip, such as Urban Adventure’s Cu Chi Experience. Visit urbanadventures.com/destination/ho-chi-minh-city-tours for additional details on the array of day tours available in Ho Chi Minh City.Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Mekong Delta

In the morning, depart from the city and journey to the Ben Tre province, where you will board a boat for an exploration of the Mekong Delta's canals. Renowned as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam, this fertile region is celebrated for its rich variety of fruit, flowers, and rice crops. Along the river, you will have the opportunity to visit some local cottage industries before reaching your guesthouse. Embracing the simplicity of local accommodation near the delta, hosted by a Vietnamese family, promises to be a memorable aspect of your journey, offering insights into community life and the chance to savor a traditional home-cooked meal.Accommodation: Homestay
Day 3

Day 3: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City – Overnight Train

Awake early to the soothing melodies of the river stirring to life, and savor a modest breakfast before embarking on a boat journey downstream through the delta. Afterward, catch a bus returning to Ho Chi Minh City. Utilize your free time in the city this afternoon, perhaps exploring the War Remnants Museum or Reunification Palace. If you haven't done so yet, make your way to Ben Thanh Market for a delectable array of street food, vibrant shopping, and encounters with diverse personalities. As night falls, board an overnight train bound for Danang. Trains serve as a customary mode of transportation for the Vietnamese, allowing you to unwind and immerse yourself in this authentic local experience.Lodging: Overnight sleeper train
Day 4

Day 4: Hoi An

Arriving in Danang via train, embark on a minibus journey of approximately one hour to reach Hoi An. Recently acknowledged as a World Heritage town, Hoi An is undergoing exquisite restoration. With its roots as a significant trading port with the West dating back to the 17th century, certain parts of Hoi An have retained their charm from over a century ago. Your guide will lead you on a captivating walking tour through the Old Town, exploring key attractions with the assistance of an inclusive sightseeing pass. Hoi An is renowned for its vibrant shopping scene, offering markets and street stalls brimming with paintings, woodwork, ceramics, and lanterns. The town is particularly famous for its skilled tailors who can craft bespoke items. With nearly three full days at your disposal, seize the opportunity to have some truly unique pieces tailored to your liking.Lodging: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An

Awaken to a leisurely morning where you can tailor your activities to your liking. It presents an excellent opportunity to journey to the My Son temples – a site honored with World Heritage status, erected between the 4th and 14th centuries, showcasing the profound cultural heritage of the Cham civilization. In the afternoon, exchange your walking shoes for a bicycle as you embark on a cycling expedition through the picturesque countryside surrounding Hoi An. Exploring this tranquil region on two wheels offers an unparalleled experience, unveiling hidden gems amidst the lush rice paddies and meandering creeks. This immersive encounter provides genuine insights into the rural life woven into the fabric of Vietnam.Lodging: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An

Embrace another day to delve into the rich history of this captivating sanctuary. Consider scheduling your final tailoring fitting in the morning to ensure the bespoke garments align seamlessly with your preferences. Alternatively, indulge in the tranquility of a bike ride to the South China Sea, where you can unwind on the shores of An Bang or Cua Dai beach. Renowned for its culinary delights, Hoi An offers the option of enrolling in a cooking class to glean some culinary secrets. Many classes incorporate visits to the local food markets, and some even include a brief boat journey along the Thu Bon River. Share your interests with your local guide, and they'll gladly recommend activities tailored to your preferences.Lodging: Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hue

Say your farewells to Hoi An this morning as you embark on a journey to Hue. The approximately 5-hour drive in a private vehicle will lead you through the mesmerizing Hai Van Pass, winding through verdant mountains and past picturesque viewpoints, offering ample opportunities for captivating photo stops. Upon reaching Hue, enjoy a free afternoon for exploration. As Vietnam's former imperial capital, Hue boasts a captivating blend of lively thoroughfares and serene retreats. Consider a visit to Dong Ba Market, a bustling marketplace offering an extensive array of goods. It's worth noting that Hue is celebrated for its distinctive cuisine, featuring delectable dishes unique to the region, such as bun bo hue (Hue's flavorful version of pho) and banh khoai (a turmeric-infused filled crepe). It's time to tantalize your taste buds.Lodging: Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hue – Overnight Train

Indulge in a day of leisure in Hue. Consider exploring the Imperial Citadel, encompassing the Forbidden Purple City, which bore significant damage during the Vietnam War. The visible craters left by bombs serve as poignant reminders of the extensive destruction that unfolded in this nation. Alternatively, opt for a dragon boat excursion along the Perfume River, followed by a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – a symbol synonymous with Hue. Here, witness an active Buddhist monastery dating back to 1601 and observe the car once owned by a monk who, in a tragic act of protest against the mistreatment of Buddhists, self-immolated in public. Another enticing option is to visit one of the royal tombs, such as that of Emperor Tu Duc, featuring a central lake surrounded by a lush grove of frangipani and pine trees. As night falls, embark on another overnight train journey bound for Hanoi, spanning approximately 12 hours.Lodging: Overnight sleeper train
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am and transfer to your accommodation. After stowing your belongings and freshening up, embark on a walking exploration of Vietnam's enchanting capital. Wander through the Old Quarter's 36 streets, named for each street's original specialty product. Proceed to Dong Xuan Market and Hoan Kiem Lake, taking in the distinctive architecture along the route. Hanoi exudes a lingering French provincial charm from its colonial past, coupled with a prominent Buddhist influence and striking modern structures. The remainder of the day is yours to navigate Hanoi at your own pace. In the evening, consider gathering your group for a visit to a lively night market, indulging in local delicacies while seated on humble plastic stools along the roadside – a quintessential Vietnamese experience.Lodging: Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Da Bac

Depart from Hanoi after a morning meal, approximately at 8 am, and embark on a journey to Sung Village, a drive lasting about 4 hours. Home to approximately 70 families, Sung Village is predominantly inhabited by the Dzao 'Tien' people, whose primary livelihoods stem from farming and forest plantations. Enjoy a homely lunch upon reaching your homestay, then partake in an initial stroll around the village. Following a better understanding of the local life, embark on a brief trek of around two kilometers to the captivating Sung Cave and visit a century-old tea plantation. Given the presence of some steep and slippery sections, ensure your footwear is suitable for this excursion. Conclude the day with a visit to a local handicraft workshop before returning to your homestay for a comforting hot shower and a delectable dinner.Lodging: Homestay
Day 11

Day 11: Hanoi

Begin your day by immersing yourself further in the Vietnamese highlands with a ten-kilometer trek from Sung Village to Da Bia. The initial eight kilometers of the trek traverse mostly flat terrain along well-trodden buffalo paths. The concluding two kilometers involve a gradual ascent, with a section of approximately 300 meters featuring steps to climb. However, the pace will be steady and relaxed. As you traverse local villages and engage with the Muong ethnic tribe, keep an eye out for the monumental stone atop Da Bia Mountain. Pause for a satisfying lunch at Da Bia before embarking on a picturesque 1.5-hour boat cruise on the Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir. Upon reaching Thung Nai, transfer to Hanoi by bus (approximately 2 hours), with an estimated arrival at around 6 pm. The evening is yours to explore this enchanting city at your leisure. Consider unwinding with a bia hoi (freshly brewed draught beer) at one of the microbars nestled in the Old Quarter.Lodging: Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Cat Ba Island

Rise early to catch the 7:30 am bus, make a brief stop, and then board the ferry. This morning journey will transport you to the picturesque Cat Ba Island before noon. With no time to spare, commence your exploration of the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay surrounding Cat Ba. Situated within the larger Halong Bay region, Lan Ha Bay stands as one of Vietnam's most scenic destinations, adorned with limestone islands and caves emerging from the emerald waters. The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure, whether you opt for an invigorating hike or prefer a leisurely dip at one of the pristine beaches. Conclude the day with a tranquil evening on Cat Ba Island.Lodging: Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Cat Ba Island

Embark on a maritime adventure from Cat Ba this morning, extending your exploration of the captivating limestone karst scenery. Cruise around Lan Ha Bay on a boat, relishing an included lunch during the journey. Dive deeper into this remarkable landscape with a kayaking experience, offering an up-close and personal encounter with the breathtaking surroundings. For those inclined, there's the option to attach a net to the side of your kayak and actively contribute to the local cleanup initiatives, aimed at mitigating the escalating levels of plastic waste in the bay. With Lan Ha and Halong Bay often featuring prominently on many travelers' must-visit lists, the two-day sojourn in this area provides you the opportunity to check them off yours.Lodging: Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Hanoi

Wake up to a new day! Consider kicking off your morning with a revitalizing swim or savoring a cup of Vietnamese coffee – or why not both? Seize the opportunity to bask in the sun and sand, for this afternoon marks the return journey to Hanoi via ferry and bus. In the evening, you might opt for an optional dinner with your fellow travelers, creating an avenue to exchange memories and laughter over a delightful local meal and beer.Lodging: Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Hanoi

Today is free of scheduled activities, allowing you the flexibility to check out from the accommodation at your convenience. Given the wealth of attractions in Hanoi, we suggest extending your stay for an extra day or two, and we would be delighted to assist in arranging additional accommodation (subject to availability). Urban Adventures offers a variety of exciting experiences in and around Hanoi. For instance, consider exploring the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu and navigating through the magnificent caves of Trang An on a rowboat with the "Citadels, Karsts & Cycle" adventure. Visit urbanadventures.com/destination/hanoi-tours for more details.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1535 USD1135 USD3star
Deluxe1735 USD1335 USD4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Vietnam Experience

Vietnam Experience – 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 (Saigon) – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Hue – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa

Embark on our Vietnam Exploration, an odyssey that encapsulates the finest facets of Vietnam, unfolding from the southern reaches to the northern expanse. Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of Saigon, unravel the historical tapestry of Hue, and bask in the allure and elegance of Hoi An. As we reach Vietnam’s esteemed capital, Hanoi, our itinerary unfolds a panorama of captivating scenes, from well-preserved French-colonial structures to the breathtaking landscapes of Halong Bay. Conclude this remarkable journey with an excursion into Sapa, nestled in the breathtaking Northwest Highlands.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City

Arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the bustling economic hub and Vietnam's largest metropolis. Transfer to your designated hotel, where you will receive a tour briefing, partake in welcome refreshments, and savor your initial experience with Vietnamese culinary delights.Accommodations for the next three nights: CARAVELLE HOTEL
Day 2

Day 2 - City Tour and Cu Chi

This morning, embark on a guided walking tour of Saigon, exploring numerous renowned and historic landmarks. Stroll along the famed Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), passing by the theater, Rex Hotel, the Town Hall, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Our itinerary includes visits to the Presidential Palace and the War Crimes Museum. After a delightful lunch, we venture to the renowned Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi, traversing the Saigon River by boat. This intricate tunnel system, stretching almost 250km, served as a refuge for over 16,000 communist guerillas during the war. Gain insights into the weapons used and the opportunity to enter the tunnels. We return to Saigon in the late afternoon, once again cruising along the Saigon River.
Day 3

Day 3 – Mekong Delta

This morning, embark on a journey to the "rice bowl" of Vietnam, the remarkably fertile Mekong Delta. Two hours south of Saigon, we reach My Tho and navigate through a floating market aboard a longboat. Immerse yourself in the lively market ambiance, witnessing the industrious life of this region. Lunch offers the opportunity to savor local delicacies, possibly including the renowned "Elephant Ear Fish." In the late afternoon, we return to Saigon, making a stop in the vibrant Cholon district (Chinatown). Explore Binh Tay, a vast wholesale market, and the intricate Thien Hau temple before returning to our hotel.
Day 4

Day 4 – Ho Chi Minh City to Hue

This morning, we arrange for a brief flight to Hue on Vietnam's central coast. Hue, gracefully divided by the Perfume River, stands as the hub of Buddhism, art, and literature. It serves as a poignant reminder of Vietnam's imperial past, being the last capital of the country. Our exploration begins at the Citadel, the former imperial residence, marred by the ravages of war in 1968. Continuing our journey, we visit Thien Mu Pagoda, an ancient and captivating pagoda in Hue. A serene dragon boat excursion along the Perfume River follows. Later, we drive to the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, marveling at its enchanting architectural features, including ponds, bridges, and pavilions. As night falls, indulge in the flavors of Hue's renowned cuisine.Accommodations for the next two nights: SAIGON MORING
Day 5

Day 5 - Hue

Today, we embark on a journey to the outskirts of Hue, exploring the grandiose tombs of Emperor Tu Duc, the 4th King of the Nguyen dynasty, and the intricate mausoleum of the 12th Emperor Khai Dinh. The latter boasts an elaborate design that harmoniously blends Vietnamese and French architectural influences. Our itinerary includes a visit to the lesser-known old coliseum, followed by a leisurely walk or a cyclo ride around the charming town.
Day 6

Day 6 – Hue to Hoi An

Departing from Hue, we embark on a breathtaking southward journey towards Hoi An. Meandering through picturesque rural landscapes and coastal vistas, we ascend the awe-inspiring Hai Van Pass. Our first stop in Danang brings us to the distinctive Cham Museum, dedicated to the Hindu-inspired sculptures of the Cham people. Continuing our expedition, we reach the Marble Mountains, a site adorned with numerous caves and Buddhist shrines, and make a pause at the renowned China Beach. As the day unfolds, we arrive in the captivating port town of Hoi An by late afternoon. A delightful walking tour ensues, guiding us through narrow lanes flanked by centuries-old structures influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French, and European architectural styles. Explore the town's traditional market and riverfront area.Accommodations for the next two nights: LIFE RESORT HOI AN
Day 7

Day 7 – Hoi An

Embarking on our exploration this morning, we embark on a scenic drive to the exquisite My Son, a paramount Cham site in Vietnam. Returning to Hoi An in the afternoon, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. As the day gently transitions into the evening, you have the option to partake in a serene sunset cruise on the Thu Bon River. Later, join the group for an enjoyable cooking class at a local restaurant, adding a delightful culinary experience to our journey.
Day 8

Day 8 – Hoi An to Hanoi

Following a leisurely morning, we board a flight to Hanoi, the distinguished capital of Vietnam. Our introduction to this gracious city commences with a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter, characterized by 36 historic streets named after the traditional goods they once offered. As the day transitions into evening, immerse yourself in the distinctive artistry of water puppetry.Accommodations for the next three nights: SOFITEL METROPOLE
Day 9

Day 9 – Halong Bay

Embarking on the day, we journey eastward to Halong Bay, a remarkable marvel of nature in Vietnam. A full day unfolds as we cruise amidst the 3,000 limestone islands that emerge from the sea, venturing into extraordinary caves and grottoes. Weather permitting, an opportunity arises for a refreshing swim, followed by a delectable seafood lunch enjoyed aboard the vessel. In the afternoon, our return to Hanoi includes a pause at a ceramic village, adding a cultural touch to our journey. The evening grants you the freedom to unwind or explore at your own pace.
Day 10

Day 10 – Hanoi

Our exploration of Hanoi unfolds as we delve into the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, commencing at the mausoleum situated in Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh proclaimed independence from the French in 1945. Our journey proceeds to the modest "house on stilts" where Ho Chi Minh governed North Vietnam until his passing in 1969. Notable landmarks include the French colonial presidential palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum, and the One Pillar Pagoda dating back to the 11th century. Subsequent visits lead us to the Temple of Literature, Hanoi's inaugural university founded in 1070, and the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," the former prison that housed US pilots captured during the Vietnam War.
Day 11

Day 11 - Hanoi to Sapa

Embark on the renowned Sofitel Metropole cooking class this morning. Immerse yourself in a market tour where your chef unveils the local ingredients that will shape your culinary creations during the hands-on class. Relish the dishes you prepare for lunch and savor a leisurely afternoon before boarding the Victoria Express train for an overnight journey to Sapa. Some carriages have been meticulously restored, reflecting an elegant French colonial style.Accommodation: 1 Night VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN
Day 12

Day 12 – Sapa

We reach Lao Cai early and proceed with a 35km road transfer to Sapa. Nestled amid Vietnam's loftiest and most picturesque mountains, Sapa and its environs harbor numerous ethnic minorities. In the morning, leisurely wander through town and explore the vibrant local market. Following lunch, venture to the nearby Hmong villages of Cat Cat and Sin Chai to gain a deeper understanding of the daily lives of the indigenous ethnic communities.Accommodation: 2 Nights VICTORIA SAPA HOTEL
Day 13

Day 13 – Sapa

Today, we explore a village inhabited by the Red Dzao community. The women of the Red Dzao tribe have distinctive practices, such as shaving their heads and eyebrows, and adorning themselves with vibrant red turbans. Renowned for their exquisite embroidery skills, interacting with them provides insight into their unique way of life. In the afternoon, we venture to Thac Bac falls and ascend to 'Heaven's Gate' to revel in breathtaking views of the valley below. As the day concludes, you might be tempted to savor the hotel's specialty - raclette (cheese fondue) paired with hot red wine.
Day 14

Day 14 - Sapa to Hanoi

In the morning, we journey back by train, traversing the picturesque mountain landscapes and the radiant green rice fields of the Red River Delta. Once more, we experience the convenience of the Victoria Express, reaching Hanoi in the evening.Accommodation: 1 Night at Sofitel Metropole
Day 15

Day 15 - Depart Hanoi

Following breakfast, proceed to the airport as your travel adventure concludes.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard2181 USD1781 USD3star
Deluxe2381 USD1981 USD4star
INCLUDES:

* 13 nights hotel accommodation.
* 1 night aboard the luxurious
Victoria Express train in shared, 4
berth cabins
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Boat trips as specified.
* Sightseeing as specified .
* Expert Vietnamese local
guides throughout.

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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

Q & A : Before You Go