duration: 16 Days

Incredible Luxury Vietnam & Thailand 16 days

Incredible Luxury Vietnam & Thailand 16 days

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Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoi An – Hue – Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok – Chiang Mai

If you have a span of 16 days and aspire to explore two nations in Southeast Asia, we highly recommend Vietnam and Thailand, both esteemed countries in the region. Delve into opulence with our 16-day itinerary, “Incredible Luxury Vietnam and Thailand,” commencing in the cultural heart, Hanoi, and concluding in the vibrant city of Bangkok! BestPrice Travel is your companion on this voyage, committed to ensuring your journey is filled with unforgettable moments. Traverse renowned and breathtaking destinations in Vietnam, spanning from the North to the South, to truly grasp the country’s beauty. Extend your adventure into Thailand’s historical realm, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the “Land of Smiles.” May your expedition yield a trove of new experiences to carry with you upon your return home.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Reach the Hanoi airport. A chauffeur will greet you and transport you to your hotel. Take the opportunity to discover the local street food and peruse the night market in the historic Hanoi Old Quarter. Enjoy a night's stay at a comfortable hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Activities: - Arrival in Hanoi and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning: Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Immerse yourself in the historical ambiance of the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university. Visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a distinctive Buddhist landmark in Hanoi. Gain insights into the life of the revered Vietnamese leader, Ho Chi Minh, by exploring the Presidential Palace within the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. Marvel at the ancient Tran Quoc Pagoda, a sacred temple with a rich history spanning 1,500 years. Indulge in a delightful lunch at a charming restaurant. Afternoon: Take advantage of free time in the city center, allowing yourself to wander through the captivating Hanoi Old Quarter at your own pace. Night: Delight in the renowned flavors of Hanoi by trying iconic dishes such as Pho, Bun Cha, Cha Ca La Vong, and more, at your leisure. Retire for the night at the hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Activities: - Explore distinguished landmarks in Hanoi city. Experience the diverse flavors of local street food.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

Morning: Begin your day with a hearty breakfast served at the hotel. Proceed to Halong Bay, with transportation provided by car or shuttle bus/minivan. Embark on a captivating 2-day cruise, where a delightful lunch awaits you onboard. Afternoon: Admire the crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring rock formations that grace the surroundings of Halong Bay. Explore key attractions and engage in cruise activities to make the most of your experience. Witness the enchanting beauty of the bay as the sun sets. Night: Indulge in a dinner featuring either Western or Vietnamese cuisine, served onboard. Enjoy a night filled with entertainment activities on the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise Activities: Take in the picturesque sights from the Halong Bay cruise. Participate in various activities such as kayaking or swimming.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Hue

Morning: Greet the day with the warmth of sunlight and indulge in a light breakfast featuring tea, coffee, and pastries. Opt for a refreshing Taichi class on the sundeck to invigorate your body (optional). Capture scenic moments amidst magnificent lagoons and caves as the cruise gracefully glides by. Savor a delightful lunch before the cruise approaches the port. Afternoon: Return to Hanoi and proceed to the airport for a flight to Hue. Check into your hotel and enjoy leisure time in Hue. Night: Choose between hotel dining services or venture into the vibrant nightlife of Hue city. Experience a restful overnight stay at your hotel in Hue. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel Activities: - Explore renowned caves in Halong Bay. Return to Hanoi and transfer to the airport for a flight to Hue.
Day 5

Day 5: Hue City Tour Full-day

Morning: Uncover the treasures of Dong Ba Market, the largest commercial market in the city of Hue. Continue your journey with an exploration of the Hue Imperial Citadel, an expansive historical complex from the final dynasty of Vietnam. Indulge in a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Marvel at the grandeur of Khai Dinh Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb, two of the most illustrious and majestic royal tombs. Pay a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a beautifully renowned pagoda nestled along the poetic banks of the Huong River. Night: Roam the enchanting streets of Hue by night or relish in the flavors of some renowned local dishes. Settle in for a restful overnight stay in Hue city. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel Activities: - Explore iconic landmarks in Hue: Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Citadel, and Dong Ba Market. Delve into the historical richness of Khai Dinh & Minh Mang tombs and visit Thien Mu Pagoda.
Day 6

Day 6: Hue - Hoi An Road Transfer

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at your hotel. Be transported to Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass, offering panoramic vistas and opportunities for stunning photographs. Explore Marble Mountain, a cluster of five limestone peaks located seven kilometers from the heart of Da Nang. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Cham people by visiting the Cham Museum. Afternoon: Enjoy leisure time to wander through the charming Hoi An ancient town. Night: Delight in local culinary delights for a flavorful dinner. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Hoi An. Rest and relax at your accommodation in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel Activities: - Travel from Hue to Hoi An, passing through the Hai Van Pass. Explore the renowned Marble Mountain and Cham Museum. Experience the enchanting beauty of Hoi An's ancient town at night.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour Half-day

Morning: Commence the walking tour by visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge, an emblematic structure in the ancient town of Hoi An. Explore the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese, a traditional meeting place for the Chinese ethnic communities. Afternoon: Utilize your free time to discover additional attractions within the town. Unwind with a cup of herbal tea or Vietnamese coffee. Return to the hotel to relax after a day filled with exploration. Night: Opt for hotel dining services or venture out to experience dinner with a selection of Hoi An specialties. Retire for the night at the hotel in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel Activities: - Embark on a walking tour to visit the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese.
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Bangkok

Morning & Afternoon: Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel and take some time to independently explore the city. Complete the check-out process, and our driver will escort you to Da Nang Airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, our guide will be there to welcome you and facilitate your transfer to the hotel in Bangkok. Evening: Indulge in the delights of special Thai cuisine or explore the renowned night markets in the heart of the city. Check in and spend the night at your hotel in Bangkok. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Activities: - Bid farewell to Hoi An as you make your way to Bangkok.
Day 9

Day 9: Bangkok City Tour

Morning: Journey through Yaowarat Chinatown, recognized as one of the world's largest Chinatowns. Explore Wat Pho to marvel at the reclining Buddha, situated within one of the city's most expansive temple complexes. Tour the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Siam, housing the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pra Kaew. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Cruise along the Chao Phraya River, often referred to as the River of Kings, and navigate through the canals of Thonburi. Visit one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks, Wat Arun, frequently captured in photographs. Night: Experience leisure time to savor street food independently. Spend the night at a hotel in Bangkok. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Activities: Explore China Town and the renowned Wat Pho. Tour the Grand Palace, followed by a journey along the Chao Phraya River and a visit to Wat Arun.
Day 10

Day 10: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Morning: Journey to the iconic bridge over the Kwai River, a symbol of Kanchanaburi. Explore the surrounding area, including visits to the War Cemetery and the War Museum. Witness Hellfire Pass, an extraordinary railway segment constructed in record time by allied prisoners of war between 1942 and 1943. Afternoon: Savor lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon. Night: Enjoy leisure time exploring the vibrant nightlife of Bangkok independently. Relish your stay at the hotel in Bangkok. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Activities: Travel to Kanchanaburi to explore the Kwai River area. Visit the War Cemetery and Museum during a boat tour.
Day 11

Day 11: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Ang Thong - Phitsanulok

Morning: Begin your journey to Ayutthaya, an ancient city brimming with hidden gems and archaeological wonders. Explore the grand royal monastery of Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, along with Wat Mahathat and the three ancient pagodas of Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Venture to Ang Thong to marvel at the mystical Wat Muang, a Khmer temple with a captivating legend and home to the largest seated Buddha in Thailand. Afternoon: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue your travels to Phitsanulok, situated at the heart of Thailand and renowned as one of the country's foremost Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Observe the landscape transforming into lush greenery, resembling a jungle-like flora. Night: Discover the city at your own pace or unwind in your hotel to relax after a day of exploration. Spend the night in Phitsanulok. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Phitsanulok Hotel Activities: - Visit ancient pagodas in Ayutthaya. Explore the Khmer temple in Ang Thong. Transfer to Phitsanulok.
Day 12

Day 12: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. Embark on a journey to Sukhothai, the historical heartland of Thailand, to explore ancient temples and breathtaking ruins. Continue the expedition towards Chiang Rai, a realm known for its supernatural beauty in Thailand. Afternoon: Indulge in lunch at a local restaurant. Utilize your free time, whether it's unwinding by the hotel pool or exploring the vibrant night market in the city. Night: Discover the city at your own pace. Overnight in Chiang Rai. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Chiang Rai Hotel Activities: - Travel to Sukhothai and then Chiang Rai. Explore the enchanting city of Chiang Rai
Day 13

Day 13: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Morning: Delight in a delectable breakfast provided by the hotel. Make a stop at the exquisite Wat Rong Suea Ten, commonly referred to as the Blue Temple, distinguished by its captivating deep sapphire hue. Explore the Akha Hill Tribe Village, the ancestral home of the Akha hill tribe that originated in Yunnan, maintaining its largest population. Afternoon: Marvel at the renowned Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, designed by an architect who dedicated years to its creation. Arrange your transfer to Chiang Mai. Night: Wander through the city at your own pace. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Chiang Mai Hotel Activities: Visit Wat Rong Suea Ten and Akha Hill Tribe Village. Explore the most famous White Temple in Chiang Rai.
Day 14

Day 14: Chiang Mai - Elephant EcoValley

Morning: Indulge in a delightful breakfast served at the hotel. Journey to the Elephant EcoValley - Elephant Rescue Park for a range of exciting, animal-friendly activities: preparing grass/vegetation for elephant snacks, crafting nutritional vitamin balls to feed the elephants, engaging in a mud bath with these majestic creatures, and more. Relish lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon: Return to Chiang Mai and explore the renowned mountain temple, Wat Doi Suthep, offering the best vantage point to appreciate the city's magnificence. Night: Utilize your leisure time or stroll through the famous night streets. Rest in the comfort of your hotel room in Chiang Mai. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Chiang Mai Hotel Activities: Participate in various activities at the Elephant park: feeding, playing, and enjoying a mud bath with the elephants. Sightsee at Wat Doi Suthep.
Day 15

Day 15: Chiang Mai - Flight to Bangkok

Morning & Afternoon: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast provided by the hotel. Enjoy some leisurely time to explore the city independently. Complete the check-out process at your hotel and catch a flight to Bangkok. Night: Dedicate your evening to discovering the charm of Bangkok by night. Stay overnight in Bangkok. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel Activities: - Make the most of your final day in Chiang Mai before taking a flight to Bangkok.
Day 16

Day 16: Bangkok Departure

Make the most of your final morning in Bangkok. Utilize your free time until the driver facilitates your transfer to the airport for your flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2256 USD 1856 USD 3star
Deluxe 2456 USD 2056 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on Halong Bay.

* Domestic 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

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Vietnam Easy Rider 16 days - Private Tour

Vietnam Easy Rider 16 days – Private Tour

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What's Included?

Accommodation
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All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
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Summary

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

Vietnam boasts numerous renowned attractions and distinctive cultures. For a distinctive exploration of the country’s stunning landscapes, the 16-day Vietnam Easy Rider tour stands out as an excellent choice. This private tour, featuring a motorbike journey from south to north and a thoughtfully planned itinerary, promises to deliver delightful thrills and unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh city Arrival

Pick-up location is at Pole No.10 outside the Terminal gate Commence the transfer to your hotel at 14:00. Should you opt for an early check-in, please be aware that an extra fee will be incurred. Enjoy the remaining part of the day at your leisure. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city - Tan Phong Island - Mekong Eco-lodge

Morning Begin the day at 8:00 with a transfer to Cai Be district Upon arrival, be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and indulge in some freshly served fruits Embark on a boat journey to explore the bustling floating market in An Cu Commune, renowned as the largest exporter of rice in the Southwest region of Vietnam. Progress to the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and the vibrant Cai Be floating market. Cruise towards Tan Phong islet Visit the Hai Yen Bee Farm, engaging in various activities Delight in the flavors of fresh fruits in the garden while enjoying the enchanting sounds of Vietnamese folk music, "Tai Tu Music" Navigate the boat through a narrow canal to reach Mekong Eco-lodge Savor a delectable lunch at the lodge's restaurant Afternoon Participate in the local daily activity of "ditch fishing hook" Assist in preparing meals for dinner Spend the night at Tan Phong Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Mekong Eco-lodge
Day 3

Day 3: Tan Phong Island - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your homestay Embark on a biking adventure around Tan Phong Island Pause at traditional handicraft workshops Engage in local activities alongside the residents Return to the homestay for check-out Board the ferry to the Harbour Return to Ho Chi Minh City Indulge in a tasty lunch at a local restaurant Afternoon Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Day 4

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City Tour on Motorbike - Fly to Nha Trang

Morning Embark on a captivating motorbike tour to explore the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City Visit a historical crossroad where, in 1963, a monk protested against the South government's anti-Buddhism policy by self-immolation Delve into the rich history of Vietnam through engaging stories Navigate through backstreets and small valleys to discover local markets Take a brief pause to savor a cup of coffee Proceed to Thien Hau Pagoda, an ancient and vibrant pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Cruise along the river, relishing the refreshing breeze Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant Visit the Reunification Palace (externally) and the Central Post Office Return to your hotel Afternoon Pick-up from the hotel lobby Transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for a flight to Nha Trang Check in at the hotel Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 5

Day 5: Full-day Rafting Tour in Nha Trang

Morning 9:00: Be ready for pickup at your Nha Trang hotel Head to Khanh Vinh District, the starting point for a thrilling 40km rafting adventure 10:30: Commence the downstream rafting journey Optional visit to a local orchard along the route Immerse yourself in refreshing water amidst the scenic mountains, trees, and avian wonders Enjoy a delightful lunch Afternoon 14:00: Resume the downstream rafting expedition towards the endpoint. 15:00: Gather your group and return to your Nha Trang hotel. 18:00: Arrive back at the hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 6

Day 6: Full-day Biking To The Countryside in Nha Trang

Morning 8.30: Get picked up from the hotel and head to Am Chua Temple. 9:00: Reach Am Chua Temple and take a 30-minute leisurely stroll. 9:30: Embark on a cycling adventure through the vast Dien Dien rice fields, continuing along the picturesque Cai River. 11:30: Visit Vinh Ngoc Ancient House for a delightful BBQ lunch, accompanied by fresh fruits and tea. Afternoon 13:10: Pedal along the scenic Cai River, exploring the Wooden Bridge and traditional trade villages specializing in crafting clay stoves and mats. 14:30: Return to the hotel with the assistance of a support van. 15:00: Arrive back at the hotel in Nha Trang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 7

Day 7: Free Day in Nha Trang

Enjoy an entire day at your own pace in Nha Trang. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang
Day 8

Day 8: Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Head to Nha Trang airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, our team will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Half-day My Son Tour - Join Group

Morning Between 7:00 and 8:30 AM: We'll pick you up from your hotel upon request. Traverse the Cua Dai bridge, offering stunning views of Hoi An's natural beauty and the Cham Islands. Explore the vibrant fishing village, witnessing the bustling daily activities. Reach My Son Sanctuary, the former capital of the Cham Pa Kingdom (4th to 15th century). Enjoy a traditional dance performance. Stroll through the Cham with a brief ascent along a jungle-bordered trail. Absorb the historical tales of this religious site, which once served as a burial ground for the Cham monarchs. Return to Hoi An by boat, cruising along the Thu Bon River. Lunch will be served on the boat. Afternoon Conclude the excursion at Nguyen Hoang docks in the old town. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An free day

Indulge in a leisurely day in Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the vibrant Central Market and peruse street stalls offering an array of artworks, woodcraft, ceramics, lanterns, and more. Hoi An is renowned for its skilled tailors who can craft bespoke items in just a few hours. For those seeking adventure, consider renting a bicycle to tour the picturesque countryside. Additional activities include a day excursion to My Son Cham (intricate World Heritage-listed temples reflecting the cultural richness of the Cham civilization), a cruise along the Thu Bon River, or a visit to the nearby Cua Dai Beach. Optional: We present various ways to discover Hoi An's beauty. Choose one of the following options: Option 1: Explore My Son Holy Land Half-day: My Son Sanctuary, a collection of Champa ruins nestled in the mountains of the Quang Nam province. Price starts from $50 per person. Option 2: Experience Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village: Participate in land preparation and fertilization alongside local farmers. Gain insights into their daily routines, including raking the ground, sowing, watering, and harvesting greens. Price starts from $70 per person. Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour, Price starts from $80 per person. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 11

Day 11: Hoi An - Hue by Motorbike

Morning Embark on a motorbike journey from Hoi An to Hue at 8:00 Navigate through quaint country lanes from Hoi An to Da Nang Ascend Hai Van Pass, acclaimed as the most picturesque coastal mountain road globally. Continue the journey to Lang Co Pause at a charming fishing village Explore the renowned City of Ghosts, a place where the departed reside in a unique manner Arrive in Hue Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 12

Day 12: Hue City Tour by Cyclo

Embark on a cyclo adventure to discover the Hue Citadel Tour the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, Long An Palace, Dong Ba Market, and numerous other renowned landmarks. Note: The Citadel comprises a square 2 km wall encompassing three walled enclosures; the Citadel, Kinh Thanh Hue, the Yellow Imperial City, Hoang Thanh, and in the center, the Forbidden Purple City Tu Cam Thanh, where the Emperor resided. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 13

Day 13: Hue to Hanoi - Hanoi City Tour by Scooter

Morning Following breakfast at the hotel, head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon At 13:00, gather with our guide and drivers at your hotel. Receive important information from our guide about the tour. Travel to captivating landmarks steeped in culture and history. Stroll along the legendary 150-year-old train tracks. Pause at a street shop to enjoy some beer. Visit West Lake and Huu Tiep Lake. Interact with a local family, engaging in conversation with a war veteran who shares intriguing stories about our country. Conclude the day with dinner at a local family. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 14

Day 14: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey to Halong Bay, often referred to as the “Dragon descending to the sea” in Vietnamese. Check in for an unforgettable cruise experience. Indulge in delightful local seafood and a refreshing welcome drink while on board. Afternoon Explore the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay by visiting some of its renowned caves. Engage in various sports activities, including kayaking and swimming. Return to the cruise for a leisurely evening and dinner. Spend the night on board, surrounded by the captivating scenery of Halong Bay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Day 15

Day 15: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Morning Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the majestic karst formations of Halong Bay. Delight in a hearty breakfast served on board. Cruise leisurely through the stunning rock formations as you make your way back to the port. Transfer to Hanoi. Enjoy the remaining day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 16

Day 16: Hanoi Departure

Morning Begin your day with a delightful breakfast, and enjoy some leisure time in the morning. Check out from your hotel by 12:00. Proceed to the airport for your upcoming flight.

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2175 USD 1775 USD 3star
Deluxe 2375 USD 1975 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

Q & A : Before You Go

Vietnam on Wheels: Bike from North to South 16 days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Tan Phong Island – Thuy Bieu Village

An extraordinary way to discover Vietnam’s breathtaking beauty is through a bike journey. Our 16-day excursion, “Vietnam on Wheels from North to South,” invites you on an exhilarating adventure from towering mountains to stunning coastlines and islands.

Engage your sense of wonder by scaling the peaks of Indochina, pedaling through the landscapes of Hanoi, Hue, and Hoi An, cruising amidst the captivating panoramas of Halong Bay or the intricate water passages of the Mekong Delta. Explore remarkable destinations like Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi tunnels. For adventurous souls seeking an unconventional travel experience, don’t hesitate. Join us on this thrilling odyssey!

 

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, proceed to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and connect with us for easy identification. Direct transfer to the Hanoi hotel. Although standard check-in is at 14:00, early check-in is available for an additional charge. Enjoy leisure time until lunch. Afternoon/ Night Delve into optional cultural experiences like the Water Puppet Show or Vietnamese Cooking Class, detailed in the links provided below: Water Puppet Show: Explore Hanoi's delectable street food including Banh Mi, Bun Cha, Banh Cuon, Egg Coffee, and more. Discover unique spots not found in guidebooks. Vietnamese Cooking Class Half Day: Hone your bargaining skills at the market while selecting fresh ingredients. Engage in cooking both non-vegetarian and vegetarian Vietnamese dishes under the guidance of our tour expert. Meals: Not included Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Biking Full Day - Night Train to Lao Cai

Morning Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel around 7:30 to head to the bike shop, where you'll choose your bike for today’s tour. Traverse the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarters and cross the Red River via Long Bien Bridge. Follow the dyke path along the Red River and explore the Ancient House in Bat Trang Pottery Village. Visit a local pottery workshop, discovering the origins of Bat Trang Village and the process of crafting ceramic products. Create your own pottery piece in the workshop! Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant situated in the new urban area of Eco Park. Explore an intriguing Bonsai Garden, renowned for its intricate tree sculpting. Visit the Red River Pottery Market of Quang Ba, witnessing stacks of ceramics awaiting transportation into Hanoi by bicycle. Pass by the Red River’s floating houses and vibrant fields of flowers. Afternoon Return the bikes at the shop, where our guide will arrange a taxi to escort you back to the hotel near the railway station. Relax and unwind before boarding the night train. Night Our team will pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to Hanoi train station for the night train to Lao Cai around 20:00. Note: The tour guide won't accompany you on the train journey. Private compartments are available upon request for an extra charge. Train schedules might change. The overnight train trip to Lao Cai consists of shared sleeping compartments (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). The train departs at approximately 21:15. Note: Train travel offers an authentic local experience, with shared cabins unless a private cabin is requested and paid for separately. Restrooms at each end of the carriages complete the local experience. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

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

Morning/Afternoon Arrive at Lao Cai train station between 5:30 - 6:00. Our driver will be waiting to transfer you to Sapa via a shared bus for tourists from the station. Note: Early check-in in Sapa is possible, subject to room availability and an additional charge. Relax and enjoy breakfast at the hotel until the local guide arrives for today's tour. Around 9:30, the local guide will pick you up to begin the trek. Trek to Y Linh Ho village nestled by the Muong Hoa River, followed by a visit to the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. Explore these two villages. Continue the trek to Ta Van village, home to the Zay people, a relatively small minority group of approximately 38,000 residing mainly in the Northwestern Vietnamese mountains. Return to Sapa by car. Night Enjoy free time for leisure for the remainder of the day. Stay overnight at Sapa Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 4

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

Morning Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and complete the check-out process. Our tour guide will pick you up around 9:00 for the day's tour. Begin by strolling southwest to Cat Cat Village, a renowned ethnic village of the Black H’mong, known for its cultural significance in Sapa. Marvel at the impressive waterfall, a vestige of a hydroelectric power station built during the French colonial period in Vietnam. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the riverside. Afternoon Trek onward for 3 kilometers to Sin Chai Village, nestled at the base of Fansipan Mountain, relishing the breathtaking mountain landscapes. Return to the main road and take a 3-kilometer jeep ride back to Sapa town. Night Transfer to Hanoi via a shared limousine. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay - Overnight On Board

Morning Begin the day with breakfast at the Hanoi hotel. Our driver will pick you up for the journey to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome from the boat crew and complete the check-in process. Indulge in a delectable seafood lunch served on board. Afternoon Engage in various activities exploring the bay, such as cave visits, kayaking, or swimming (depending on the specific itinerary of the cruise). Night Return to the junk, unwind, and relish dinner. Spend the night on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Day 6

Day 6: Discover Ha Long Bay

Enjoy breakfast while aboard the cruise. Participate in additional explorations via a small boat, encompassing cave visits, kayaking, swimming, biking, and more. Note: Further specifics about the itinerary will be shared upon confirmation of your Cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Cruise in Ha Long Bay
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi - Flight to Hue

In the morning: Rise early to join a Tai Chi session or admire the mesmerizing sunrise over the bay. Indulge in breakfast while aboard the cruise. Discover the most enchanting caves of Halong. Enjoy an early lunch as the cruise heads back to the main dock. In the afternoon: Return to the main dock and then transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, our tour guide will be there to greet you. At night: Check into the hotel in Hue. Relax for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 8

Day 8: Half-day Cycling to Thuy Bieu Village

Morning and Afternoon: Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00, our tour guide will pick you up for a transfer to Toa Kham wharf, commencing a cruise along the Perfume River. Pause at Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic temple symbolizing the romantic essence of Hue. Continue the cruise towards Hue Ecolodge, exploring Thuy Bieu Eco-village, a genuine representation of Hue's countryside. Explore the village on bicycles, visiting local handicraft families involved in incense-making, joss paper production, and paper painting, gaining insight into their daily lives. Unwind by immersing your feet in medicinal herb water, a traditional therapeutic practice. Night: Return to the hotel in the City Center to unwind and relax. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 9

Day 9: Motorbiking to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass

Morning Begin the day with a delightful breakfast at the accommodation. At 8:00, our designated guide will pick you up from your lodgings to commence the journey to Hoi An. Embark on a thrilling motorcycle ride along the renowned Highway 1A, traversing from Hue to Hoi An. Pause at the fishing village and picturesque paddy fields bordering the lagoon. Explore the enchanting Elephant Waterfall, offering opportunities for a refreshing swim and moments of relaxation. Halt at Lang Co Beach for a picturesque break, perfect for capturing memorable photos, and savor a delightful lunch. Afternoon At 13:30, traverse the captivating Hai Van Pass. As you ascend the Pass, witness ethereal clouds on one side, contrasting with breathtaking ocean panoramas on the other. The Hai Van Pass serves as the demarcation between Hue and Da Nang city. Arrive in Hoi An during the early evening. Meals: Breakfast, Enjoy a Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hoi An hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Half-day Cycling Tour in Hoi An

Morning Commence the day with a satisfying breakfast at your lodgings. At 8:00, our chauffeur will collect you from your hotel, leading you over the bridge to the serene countryside of Cam Kim Island. Embark on a cycling adventure through the verdant landscapes of rice paddies and farmlands as you make your way across the island. Take breaks along the route to engage in conversations with local farmers. Pay a visit to a Duy Vinh family, delving into the intricacies of their traditional craft of sedge mattress weaving. Continue your cycling expedition to a local residence where a delectable lunch awaits. Afternoon/Night Return to your hotel via our provided transportation. Utilize your free time to unwind and explore the charming surroundings of Hoi An independently. Meals: Breakfast, Midday Meal Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hoi An hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Hoi An Foodie Tour

Morning/Afternoon Utilize your free time to unwind and explore Hoi An independently. Consider attending optional shows such as: Hoi An Memories Show: This program skillfully incorporates Vietnam's iconic Ao Dai into a captivating artistic display through five breathtaking performances. Teh Dar Show: Immerse yourself in a concert that takes you on a cultural journey through the captivating traditions of the Central Highlands people. Get ready for an epicurean adventure with a foodie tour in the late afternoon. Night Participate in a guided walking foodie tour to uncover the rich culinary delights and cultural gems of Hoi An. The tour kicks off around sunset, leading you to local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants. Indulge in a variety of Hoi An's traditional dishes during the tour, including Banh Mi, Cao Lau, Banh Beo, Banh Khot, Balut, and local coffee, among others. Enjoy free time to explore the Ancient Town at night or return to the comfort of your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Evening Meal Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Hoi An hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast provided at your accommodation. Our designated driver will be at your service for the transfer to Da Nang airport. Board a domestic flight bound for Ho Chi Minh City, and upon arrival, transition to your selected hotel. Afternoon Immerse yourself in the vibrant lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City through a unique experience on a scooter motorbike. At 13:00, our tour guide will pick you up on a meticulously restored vintage Vespa scooter. Embark on a journey along the less-traveled paths of Saigon. While comfortably seated on the back of the scooter, you will navigate through bustling streets, discovering hidden gems that might elude solo exploration. Gain insights into the operations of small family enterprises in the metropolis, exploring the Chinese community's impact on medicine, Vietnamese customs, religion, and more. Make a stop at a serene Buddhist Pagoda, a hidden haven yet to be discovered by mainstream tourists. Night At approximately 18:30, our service will drop you off at your hotel. Enjoy an evening meal at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Cu chi Tunnel Tour by Speedboat

Morning Uncover the secrets of the Cu Chi tunnels via a speedboat excursion. Our guide will greet you in the hotel lobby and facilitate your transfer to Bach Dang Pier in District 1 at 7:00. Set sail from Saigon by boat at 7:20. Indulge in a light breakfast featuring sandwiches or pastries, along with fresh tropical fruits and Vietnamese iced coffee (Ca phe sua da). While cruising, the guide will share insights into rural traditions and riverbank life. Reach the Cu Chi Tunnels site by 8:50, a less frequented destination. Take the opportunity to watch a concise introductory 'propaganda' video about the Cu Chi area. Commence exploration of the Cu Chi at 9:00, including exhibits on weaponry and booby traps. Navigate the authentic Viet Cong tunnels, and visit various subterranean bunkers such as kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition stores, etc. Taste the local cassava root, a staple sustaining Viet Cong fighters for years. Relish a delectable traditional Vietnamese lunch by the river, featuring authentic fried spring rolls, chicken and beef dishes, and soup. Afternoon Depart from Cu Chi and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Night Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Midday Meal Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Tan Phong Island - Mekong Eco-lodge

Morning Commence your day with a delightful breakfast provided at your accommodation. Be ready for pickup at your hotel, scheduled for the transfer to Cai Be at 8:00. Upon arrival, our local guide will extend a warm welcome, and you'll have the opportunity to savor some fresh fruits. Embark on a boat journey to explore the rice-filled floating market in An Cu commune, Cai Be district, renowned as the primary hub for rice trading in the Southwest region of Vietnam. Visit the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and the bustling Cai Be floating market. Continue the exploration to Tan Phong islet and Hai Yen Bee Farm. Explore a sizable flower garden where bees diligently produce honey. Delight in a refreshing honey tea and gain insights into the fascinating life of bees. Enjoy freshly picked fruits from the garden while immersing yourself in the enchanting melodies of Vietnamese folk music, known as "Tai Tu Music." Board a rowing boat to navigate through serene small canals. Arrive at the Mekong Eco-lodge, check-in, and relish a satisfying lunch at the on-site restaurant. Afternoon Engage with locals in their daily activities, such as participating in "ditch fishing hook." Join in the process of catching fish from the Mekong, which will later be served for your dinner. Assist our local chefs in preparing dishes for the evening meal. Night Indulge in a delightful dinner and settle in for an overnight stay at Tan Phong homestay. Meals: Breakfast, Midday Meal, Evening Repast Accommodation: Private Bungalow on Tan Phong Island
Day 15

Day 15: Tan Phong Island - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Begin your day with an early awakening at Mekong Ecolodge, relishing the crisp morning air and the harmonious sounds of birds and rural activities. Stroll through the village, observing local farmers engrossed in their morning tasks. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the homestay and embark on a cycling adventure around Tan Phong Island. Explore traditional handicraft workshops, actively participating in activities alongside local residents, including crafting rice paper, fashioning roofs from nipa leaves and water hyacinth products, creating jackfruit leaf cakes, and weaving banana hammocks. Cycle back to the homestay and complete the checkout process. Board the ferry to the harbor. Our driver will facilitate your direct transfer to the hotel. Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on the journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon/Night: Dedicate your afternoon and evening to leisurely activities in the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast, Midday Meal Accommodation: Overnight stay at a Ho Chi Minh City hotel
Day 16

Day 16: Departure

Enjoy your free time until our designated driver arrives for your transfer to the airport. Note: Kindly be aware that the hotel's standard check-out time is 12:00. If you wish to extend your stay, it can be accommodated based on room availability, and an additional fee will be applicable. Your tour concludes upon reaching the airport. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2308 USD 1908 USD 3star
Deluxe 2508 USD 2108 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

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