duration: 18 Days

Luxurious Beauty of Vietnam 18 days

Luxurious Beauty of Vietnam 18 days

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What's Included?

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Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Hue – My Khe Beach – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

There’s truly nothing comparable to a couple of weeks of respite from the daily chaos, allowing your spirit to rejuvenate and your overall well-being to thrive while lounging on a pristine sandy beach and basking in the warmth of the sun. Join Luxurious Beauty of Vietnam for an 18-day journey, and you’ll be immersed in the vibrant cultures and captivating landscapes spanning from the remotest corners to the profound depths of Vietnam.

This top-tier expedition is undeniably magnificent and assures you an authentic experience of the exquisite beauty that Vietnam has to offer.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Greetings in Hanoi! Arrival assistance at Noi Bai International Airport. Convenient transportation to your centrally located hotel. Take the opportunity to unwind and enjoy your personal space. Optional: If you're in the mood for exploration, we suggest the following activities: Water Puppet Show: Experience lively and colorful performances featuring special water puppets, accompanied by traditional folk music, showcasing the essence of Vietnam's heritage. Tu Phu Show (Four Palaces Show): Immerse yourself in an extraordinary display steeped in ritual and spiritual ambiance rooted in Vietnamese indigenous beliefs. Revel in dynamic music and dance performances. (Feel free to reach out to our travel consultants for further details) Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Please be at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) for our representatives to assist you, as both international and domestic terminals can get crowded at times throughout the day. - Standard check-in time is 14:00, but early check-in can be arranged with a slight surcharge upon request.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City tour half day - Night train to Lao Cai

Morning (Select your preferred morning departure time between 8:00 - 8:30 or the afternoon at 13:00 - 13:30, whichever suits your convenience) Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural university. Immerse yourself in this cultural gem, marveling at the ancient architecture adorned with historical significance. Pause at the Mausoleum complex to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the renowned One Pillar Pagoda, an architectural masterpiece symbolizing a millennium of Hanoi's culture. Conclude your morning at the serene West Lake and the revered Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Delight in a delectable lunch in an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with an elegant ambiance. Afternoon Unwind and refresh with a bath at a hotel conveniently located near the railway station. Evening 21:00: Meet your guide at the hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station. Approximately 21:30: Board the overnight train to Lao Cai in communal sleeping compartments (shared with other passengers, featuring 2 lower and 2 upper berths per compartment). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you during the train journey. Train schedules are subject to change. Private compartments are available upon request with an additional charge. Cabins are shared with local passengers unless a private cabin is requested and fully paid for (with a supplement). Restrooms are available at both ends of the carriages, completing the authentic local experience
Day 3

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

Morning Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station between 5:30-6:00. Be transferred to Sapa via a shared tourist bus, enjoying a scenic one-hour drive. Check into your hotel and take a moment to relax before embarking on an intriguing exploration in Sapa. Begin your trekking adventure at 9:30, traversing through the charming villages of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van. Gain insights into the lifestyles of local Vietnamese hill tribes and witness their traditional ways of living, including captivating cultural practices and entertainment. Explore the tranquil Ta Van village, nestled on the outskirts of Sapa. Afternoon Return to your hotel by car. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, unwinding at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Sapa Hotel Trekking distance: 12 km
Day 4

Day 4: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Hanoi - Road transfer

Morning Enjoy a delightful breakfast at your accommodation. Complete the check-out process. Journey southwestward and explore the captivating Cat Cat Village, where you can marvel at the enchanting beauty of a majestic waterfall. Immerse yourself in the secluded and authentic atmosphere of Sin Chai Village. Savor a picnic by the riverside during your excursion. Afternoon and Evening Return to Sapa town via a Jeep. Between 15:00 - 15:30, board a shuttle bus for your journey back to Hanoi. Unwind and spend the night at your selected hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel Trekking distance: Approximately 8 km
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Visit Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

Morning Between 7:15 and 7:45, our team will pick you up from your hotel. Embark on a scenic 2-hour drive to the idyllic countryside of Ninh Binh. Pause at Hoa Lu and let the breathtaking scenery captivate your senses. Venture further into Hoa Lu, where a sampan trip down the Tam Coc River awaits, revealing thousands of captivating caves and karst mountains. If time allows, indulge your adventurous spirit by hiking up the limestone karst hills, offering a spectacular, unobstructed view. Explore Tam Coc Town. Delight in a lunch featuring traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Afternoon Capture memories with picturesque photographs of villages and landscapes along the route. Challenge yourself with a climb to Bich Dong Pagoda, hidden in the lush tropical forests on Ngu Nhac Mountain. Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi. Between 8:00 and 8:30, our team will pick you up as you embark on a journey to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its unparalleled natural beauty. Set sail on a luxurious cruise, commencing a 2-day, 1-night Halong Bay cruise tour. Afternoon Indulge in a sumptuous lunch on board, featuring dishes meticulously prepared by our professional chef. Throughout the journey, partake in sightseeing excursions to majestic caves, islands, and engage in various thrilling activities. Evening Enjoy a delectable dinner served on the cruise. Drop anchor for the night and engage in nighttime activities on board, such as squid-fishing and puzzle games. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Onboard an overnight cruise in Halong Bay Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise, but rest assured, the crew members are proficient in English
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Flight to Hue

Morning Awaken to the invigorating atmosphere and relish the spectacular sunrise casting its glow over the karst formations in Halong Bay. Delight in a delectable breakfast on board as you leisurely cruise back towards the harbor. Disembark from the cruise. Proceed to Hanoi for your flight to Hue (The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes). Afternoon Upon arrival at Hue Airport, our driver will be awaiting you to facilitate your transfer to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 8

Day 8: Hue half day city tour

Morning Between 8:00 and 8:30, our team will pick you up from your hotel for a half-day exploration of Hue. Immerse yourself in the ancient imperial city, resonating with a dreamlike ambiance and boasting numerous renowned historical, cultural, and spiritual sites. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, a captivating religious site characterized by its beautiful and ancient architectural structures dedicated to worship. Conclude your tour with visits to the Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market, two iconic attractions that define the charm of Hue. Afternoon Return to your hotel to unwind and prepare for the upcoming adventures. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hue Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Road transfer

Journey to Hoi An, a designated World Heritage Site offering a captivating insight into the charming and meticulously preserved ancient town. During the journey by shuttle bus or private car, take advantage of opportunities to pause at selected sightseeing points for brief respites. Complete the check-in process at your designated hotel in Hoi An and unwind. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An Walking half day in the morning

Morning Stroll through the historic streets to observe the daily routines of the local residents. Appreciate the seamless integration of historical elements and vibrant modernity. Explore foreign ancient landmarks like the Japanese Covered Bridge or the Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese. Delight your taste buds with the authentic flavors of Hoi An, sipping on a refreshing glass of traditional herbal drink from a local street-side vendor. Browse through a handicraft store and acquire some distinctive town-themed souvenirs. Afternoon & Evening Enjoy leisure time to unwind and explore at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hoi An Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Da Nang - Fly to Nha Trang

Morning Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your accommodation. Take a moment to relax and replenish your energy for the forthcoming adventures. Arrange transportation to Da Nang airport for your flight to Nha Trang (Flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes). Afternoon Upon arrival at Nha Trang airport, our team will be ready to pick you up and transport you to the pre-booked hotel. Complete the check-in process and unwind in the comfort of your hotel room. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Nha Trang Hotel
Day 12

Day 12: Experience Royal Life on Emperor Cruise

Morning Between 08:00 and 08:30, our team will collect you from your hotel and transport you to Nha Trang Port. From 08:30 to 09:00, board Emperor Cruises Junk, where you'll receive a warm welcome from the crew and enjoy a refreshing beverage. The cruise captain will provide a brief introduction to the itinerary and safety guidelines. Sail through the stunning panorama of Nha Trang Bay. Head towards Mieu Island for trekking and a visit to local fishing villages. Gain insights into the traditional culture and lifestyle of the local residents, exploring the picturesque landscape via basket boats. Cruise across Tam, Mot, and Mun Islands. Engage in various water activities, including Scuba Diving (additional cost), Snorkelling, or Swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Nha Trang Bay. Indulge your palate with a delightful set lunch while savoring the breathtaking views of Tre Island, featuring a serene lagoon with fishing farms. Afternoon From 13:30 to 15:30, choose from a range of exciting activities. Relax in Dam Bay Lagoon or partake in more active water activities like swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking in the surrounding area. Stroll across Tre Island to the untouched beauty of Tru Beach as an alternative option. Reach Dam Bay for a thrilling speedboat ride. Cruise past Vung Ngan floating village, Vinpearl Land, and Bao Dai Villas on the return journey to Nha Trang Port. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Nha Trang Hotel
Day 13

Day 13: Nha Trang free day

Enjoy a day at your leisure in Nha Trang. Take the opportunity to relax on the beach or indulge in some shopping. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Nha Trang Hotel
Day 14

Day 14: Nha Trang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh city

Take some time to unwind before your flight to Ho Chi Minh (Flight duration is approximately 1 hour). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, proceed to transfer to your centrally located hotel. Complete the check-in process at the hotel, and you have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace or simply relax in the comfort of your room. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City half day city tour

(Morning/Afternoon - The tour can commence based on your preference) Start your journey from the hotel to the Reunification Palace, a significant cultural and historical landmark. Explore the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, renowned as one of the oldest churches and a prominent attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Make a stop at the Old Post Office, an iconic site characterized by charming colonial architecture showcasing elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and French colonial design. Engage in shopping for exquisite souvenirs at a local market. Return to your hotel, granting you free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 16

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho

Morning Embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta, the bustling hub of the southern region, teeming with a multitude of captivating destinations and distinctive ecosystems. Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty and serenity of the countryside adorned with orchards, rice paddies, and marshlands. Acquire a deeper understanding of the local villagers' way of life, characterized by the river and canal costumes that form an integral part of the delta's charm. Witness the diversity of the Mekong waterways firsthand by exploring fish farms and exotic fruit orchards. Afternoon/Evening Return to your hotel. Revel in your leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Can Tho Hotel
Day 17

Day 17: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market - Ho Chi Minh city

Morning Participate in the excursion to the floating market in Can Tho. Cruise along the Mekong, observing the intricate network of canals via motorboat or sampan beneath the shade of water coconut trees. Indulge in the flavors of seasonal fruits directly sourced from the orchard. Engage in conversations with amicable locals and explore the vibrant floating markets of the region. Afternoon Journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Day 18

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh Departure

Morning Utilize the morning to explore the vibrant surroundings of Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace. Recommendation: Optionally, you may choose to enhance your experience with our engaging excursions, such as the Good Morning Saigon Tour. The hotel check-out time is scheduled for noon. (If needed, inquire about the possibility of a late check-out; additional charges may apply.) Afternoon Arrange for transportation to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your onward flight. The tour concludes upon your arrival at the airport. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2180 USD 1780 USD 3star
Deluxe 2380 USD 1980 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Vietnam – Cambodia Exclusive & Luxury Mekong Cruise 18 Days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Experience the sights and sounds of Vietnam and Cambodia, with a comprehensive North to South trip. Visiting the charming Halong Bay, timeless UNESCO Heritage Sites on a luxury seaplane, the picturesque scenes of the Mekong Delta on an exclusive seven night cruise as well as exploring the bustling Saigon and the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in Campudia will help you have a wonderful holiday for 18 days. So, if you are new to this gorgeous place, we are here to guide you to everything you want.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning - Welcome to Hanoi! You will be greeted by our representative at the air bridge in Noi Bai international airport and transferred to the hotel in the city center - 14:00: Check-in time (early check-in is subject to room availability and surcharge will apply) Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi You can choose to take an optional day tour in and around Hanoi depending on your flight arrival. There is a surcharge for an optional tour.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Cultural Insights

Morning - Have a full-day exclusive city tour escorted - Visit historic Ba Dinh Square where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in the Autumn of 1945 marking the birth of Democratic Republic of Vietnam - Discover the stilt house which was his temporary residence from 1954 to 1969 - Continue to visit One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - Explore the Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university - Head to West Lake and visit Tran Quoc pagoda, one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Hano, and visit the nearby Taoist temple of Quan Thanh which dates from the Ly Dynasty Afternoon - Stroll through the Old Quater, and enjoy the cyclo tour to explore the quarter - End the tour with a water puppet show, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form that depicts scenes from rural life and episodes of national history Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Luxury Seaplane in Ha Long Bay

Morning - Enjoy breakfast and some leisure time in the morning - 10:30: Pick you up at the hotel lobby for the transfer to the airport for the flight by seaplane to Halong Bay - Circle above the bay for a panoramic view of the Bay and will then land at Tuan Chau Marina - Check-in on the cruise, take a rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise while the cruise departs from Tuan Chau Island - Enjoy a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Halong Bay passing by many islets Afternoon - Explore the cave system by bamboo boat or kayaking, swim in the ocean, take a sunbath on board, or enjoy a traditional massage (chargeable) - Back on board and enjoy Happy Hour "buy one get one free" drink and join a traditional cooking demonstration on the sundeck or in the restaurant - Back to the overnight area, then enjoy a set menu dinner served in the restaurant - Free time to watch movies in the restaurant or join squid fishing at the reception Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay Discover

Morning - Get up early in the morning to join a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with complimentary tea and coffee - Have breakfast on board while the boat cruises through the bay passing a lot of beautiful spots - Arrive at Cat Ba Island, then join the tour guide on a cycle tour to explore the tropical junk in the national park - Get back on the boat for lunch Afternoon - Have a special tour which shows you Bridge and Engine room - Visit the Ho Ba Ham area and then get back to the boat for relaxation on board, or enjoy your special drinks during Happy Hour (buy 1 get 1 free) - Have a barbecue buffet on the sundeck or in the restaurant depending on the weather while the boat is at anchor - Free time to watch movies in the restaurant, join squid fishing at the reception or take part in the fruit carving session Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 5

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

Morning - Get up early in the morning to join a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or just enjoy the beautiful views of the bay while the boat cruises leisurely in Halong Bay - Have breakfast on board - Explore Sung Sot cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay which has beautiful stalactites and stalagmites - Back to the boat, pack your bags, and prepare for checkout - Disembarking the cruise, you can join a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony - 10:30: Arrives at Tuan Chau Island. Afternoon - Disembarking the boat and take a seaplane flight back to Noi Bai airport, from which take the domestic flight to Da Nang - Arrive at Da Nang airport, and transfer to your hotel in Danang - Free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facility and spa package Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Da Nang
Day 6

Day 6: Danang – Hoi An Tour On Scooter

Rural Villages Experience – Hoi an: Experience local life in the slow lane. Morning - Start the tour from Café Zoom in Hoi An - Head out west along the banks of the Thu Bon River - Stop at a bustling local fish market, then continue to visit the rice-paddy-rich countryside and local villages Afternoon - Cross a bridge over the Thu Bon River, travel through quiet villages, beautiful farmlands, taste the local specialty dish in the middle of the farm surrounded by seasonal vegetables - Travel through the rice paddies, and duck farms, and visit a local mat-weaving family - Ride along by the prawn farms and over the river to visit a charming family home where the rice wine, a local and potent favorite brew is produced - Short ride over the Cam Kim Bridge into Hoi An as the sun begins to set on this beautiful heritage town Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning - Have breakfast at the hotel, then check out early to get transferred to the flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Arrive at the airport, and take a full-day tour around the city. - Stop at Cholon, Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda, Vietnam's first traditional medicine museum, and the FITO Museum, Ben Thanh Market where you can buy many things including souvenirs Afternoon - Choose to visit either the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace - Take a leisurely stroll to the major sights of colonial Saigon including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House, and City Hall Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels By Speed Boat

Morning - Pick up and transfer to the pier in District 1 for a half-day tour to the Cu Chi tunnel by speedboat - Chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels to learn more about the history of Vietnam. - Take part in shooting games on original AK47s and other guns from past war times for those who love “thrilling” experiences(The game is subject to a surcharge) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Cai Be

Morning - Travel 70 kilometers south by land to My Tho, then embark on your boutique boat - Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink while the ship steadily glides along the Mekong Afternoon - Have free time on the boat followed by a briefing at the lounge - Enjoy welcome dinner while the cruise approaches Cai Be - Drop anchor to moor midstream where the river is several kilometers wide - Overnight in Cai Be Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 10

Day 10: Cai Be – Sa Dec – Tan Chau

Morning - Get up early to join the Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck or watch the sun begins its gentle glow, then enjoy coffee and tea - Join the day tour to visit Cai Be's colorful floating market on a traditional sampan - Discover breathtaking landscapes along the river and quaff the rustic life on the Mekong Delta - Chance to observe how local people make rice paste, rice cookies, and coconut candies, the Longan fruit drying process - Visit an ancient house surrounded by fruit orchards - Back on the ship and enjoy lunch Afternoon - Cruise to Sa Dec - Get on a traditional sampan to visit Binh Thanh Island and its man-made canals and see villagers making rattan mats, and interact with them - Back to the boat and enjoy a tranquil evening while the boat cruises towards Tan Chau - Overnight near Tan Chau Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 11

Day 11: Tan Chau – Border crossing – Phnom Penh

Morning - Welcome to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam - Have a short excursion in Chau Doc - Take you to the “evergreen” islands where you will be thrilled to learn about the life of the locals - Stop to visit a fish farm located in the Tan Chau Canal Afternoon - Continue by boat to Tan Chau pier - Return to the cruise ship after your market visit - Overnight we anchor midstream near Phnom Penh Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 12

Day 12: Phnom Penh

Morning - Join a city tour to explore the beauty of Phnom Penh - Take part in a city tour of this dynamic, historical capital city of Cambodia, and stop at many interesting places in Phnom Penh such as the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace, and the National Museum - Have lunch at a local restaurant Afternoon - Continue to visit Genocide Museum and the Killing Field in town that transpired during Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime - Get back to the ship and get prepared for an exciting evening event - Take a seat and enjoy the following Apsara dance performance - Have dinner under the stars - Overnight in Phnom Penh - Around 1 am, depart for Kampong Chnnang, which is 100km away from Phnom Penh Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 13

Day 13: Phnom Penh - Kampong Cham

High Water Season (Mid Sep-Dec) Morning - Depart from Phnom Penh, then stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk weaving village. - Return the ship to continue the trip, pass the Mekong's tranquil villages, exhilarating river life, and sun-hardened fishermen on their make-shift boats - Stop at Angkor Ban village where you can see truly rustic houses made by hand Afternoon - Take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life firsthand - Get back to the Ship to cruise, and travel towards Kampong Cham - Stay overnight in Kampong Cham Lower Water Season (Jan - Mid Sep) Morning - Set sail towards Kampong Chhnang, and the Tonle Sap River - Approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia's "Waterworld" where everything is on stilts balanced on the water - Take a motorboat excursion, and a short bus trip to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village, along the river to the wetlands, floating houses, and fish farms - Have lunch on the ship while it cruises toward Prek K'dam Afternoon - Take a walk through the silversmith village of Koh Chen - Get back to the ship and have dinner - Sail back towards Phnom Penh and overnight midstream near Phnom Penh Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 14

Day 14: Kampong Cham – Wat Hanchey

High Water Program (Mid Sep-Dec) Morning - Embark on the land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey - Choose to take a motor taxi or climb the 291 steps to the top - Arrive at the top of the hill, enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Cambodia and the ancient structure of the temple Afternoon - Return to the ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks - If the tide allows, we can enjoy the surprise sojourn in our zodiacs (inflatable boats), and swim in the tea-colored Mekong river... - Travel towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple - Visit an orphanage, cross a 2-kilometer rickety bamboo bridge - Overnight in Kampong Chnnang Lower water program (Jan - Mid Sep) Morning - Depart from Phnom Penh - Stop at the little-known Chong Koh silk weaving village, then return to the ship Afternoon - Cruise past the Mekong's tranquil villages, exhilarating river life, and sun-hardened fishermen on their make-shift boats - Start the tour to the rural Angkor Ban village, and enjoy the truly rustic houses made by hand, without any concrete - Get back to the ship, and cruise towards Kampong Cham Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 15

Day 15: Kampong Cham – Kampong Chhnang

High Water Program (Mid Sep-Dec) Morning - Set sails towards Kampong Chhnang on the Tonle Sap River - Travel along the amazingly narrow river, and be greeted by the cacophonous children who bring their livestock for a bath in the meandering Tonle Sap Rivers - Approach Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia's 'Waterworld' - Take a motorboat excursion to the landing, then a short bus trip to see the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey village - Get back to the river, and continue the adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands, floating houses, and fish farms - Have lunch on the ship while it cruises the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap Afternoon - Enjoy a sumptuous spread - Bring along your dance shoes and learn to jiggle the Cambodian way with our staff doubling up as dance instructors Lower water program (Jan - Mid Sep) Morning - Wake up early in the morning to start the land journey to the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey - Take a motor taxi or climb 291 steps to the top - Get on top of the hill, and enjoy the great views of the river and Cambodia in general Afternoon - Get back to the ship, and witness a blessing ceremony performed by orange-clad local monks - If the tide allows, we can enjoy a surprise sojourn in our zodiacs (inflatable boats), swim in the tea-colored Mekong River - Cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, a wat built within the ruins of an ancient temple, and visit an orphanage - Back to the ship, cross a 2-kilometer rickety bamboo bridge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board
Day 16

Day 16: Siem Reap Arrival

High Water Season (Mid Sep-Dec) Morning - Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquility in the lake on the way to Siem Reap. The itinerary may change depending on different seasons - Reach Siem Reap, the city of the fabled Angkor temple complex - Cross the Tonle Sap Lake at dawn to enjoy the breath-taking views - 9:00: Disembark at the Siem Reap Port for onward coach transfer to the drop-off point in town Lower Water Season (Jan - Mid Sep) Morning - 9:00: Disembark the ship and board a coach for the transfer from Kampong Cham to the drop-off point in Siem Reap - Have some snacks and cold drinks along the way - Stop at Skon, known as Spiderville for its fried spiders, a delicacy in this country. We arrive in Siem Reap in the early afternoon Afternoon - Get picked up at Siem Reap Port and transferred to a hotel in Siem Reap - Enjoy welcome dinner with Apsara Dance Performance Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 17

Day 17: Siem Reap Full Day Tour – Angkor Wat & Small Circuit

Morning - Take a full-day tour to visit the highlights of the small circuit, including Prasat Kravan, the royal bathing pond of Sra Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo, and jungle-clad Ta Prohm - Have lunch at a local restaurant Afternoon - Visit magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and basreliefs Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Day 18

Day 18: Siem Reap Departure

Morning - Free to stroll around the town for your own exploration - Transfer to the airport to take the departure flight Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: NA

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 4464 USD 4064 USD 3star
Deluxe 4664 USD 4264 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

*Boat trips on the Mekong Delta and Halong Bay.

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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Deep Insight Vietnam 18 days

Deep Insight Vietnam 18 days

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Summary

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho

If you desire a comprehensive exploration of Vietnam, don’t miss our Deep Insight 18-day journey! This excursion offers an immersive experience into the captivating beauty of Vietnam, providing a glimpse into the diverse facets of daily life. From vast rice fields in the countryside to local street vendors offering regional delicacies, this trip unveils the country’s rich tapestry. While Hanoi, Saigon, and the breathtaking Halong Bay draw significant attention, Vietnam’s true allure resides in its traditional customs, prevalent in rural areas, coastal regions, and mountainous landscapes. Join us to embrace the authentic delights of Vietnam!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Morning to Afternoon: Upon arrival in Hanoi, our guide will arrange your transfer to the hotel. Check-in time at the hotel commences at 14:00 (For early check-in, additional charges may apply). Use the remaining day to relax, rejuvenate, or explore at your own pace. Alternatively, you may opt for one of our suggested OPTIONAL activities: Hanoi Water Puppet Show: Experience the traditional Vietnamese water-based performing art. Hanoi Cooking Class: Delight in a Vietnamese cooking session led by skilled and passionate instructors. Feel free to reach out to our travel consultant if these services interest you. We're available round the clock to assist you. Please ensure you're at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) to locate our representatives. Evening: Enjoy your leisure time to discover Hanoi. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day

Morning to Afternoon: Commence your day with a half-day excursion around Hanoi, available either in the morning or afternoon, tailored to your convenience. Explore Vietnam's esteemed Temple of Literature, established in 1076, originally designed to educate the country's elite, royalty, and mandarins. Delve into the serene ambience of the One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist temple in Vietnam. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, honoring the historic figure pivotal to modern Vietnam, along with his modest stilt house (Viewing sites from outside; closed Mon and Fri, and during Jun - Aug). Discover the scenic West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, dating back over 1,500 years, making it one of Hanoi's oldest pagodas. Relish an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant. Evening: Utilize your free time to unwind and explore the city at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Trekking To Village

In the morning: Commence your journey to Mai Chau by van following breakfast at the hotel. Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome with a drink and partake in a traditional lunch served in the village, with vegetarian options available. In the afternoon: At 14:00, embark on a guided cycling expedition led by our tour guide. Witness local farmers engaged in their fields, observe the art of scarf weaving, and explore the tranquil neighboring villages. Enjoy some leisure time for shopping or personal exploration. During the evening: Relax and enjoy your free time at your own pace. Overnight stay at a private bungalow in Mai Chau. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Private Bungalow in Mai Chau
Day 4

Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Later in the day: Return to Hanoi via bus (Travel time: 3.5 - 4 hours). During the evening: Enjoy your leisure time exploring the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

In the morning: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Halong Bay, a renowned natural marvel worldwide. Upon arrival, complete the check-in process with the boat crew and board the vessel. Embark on a cruise across Halong Bay, witnessing the countless limestone islands and enchanting grottoes emerging from the pristine, emerald waters. Delight in a seafood-themed lunch onboard. In the afternoon: Engage in various onboard activities, exploring the allure of Halong Bay, which may include cave visits, kayaking, or swimming, depending on the cruise's itinerary. Return to the cruise for relaxation and dining. In the evening: Savor dinner served onboard. Spend the night aboard the cruise. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight stay on board in Halong Bay
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Dong Hoi

Morning: Start the day early by engaging in a Tai-chi class or savoring breakfast while admiring the magnificent sunrise over the bay. Embark on an adventurous excursion as the cruise explores the awe-inspiring caves and their mesmerizing complexes in Halong. Afternoon: Return to Hanoi and visit the Old Quarter to independently indulge in a variety of Vietnamese street foods. Gather with our tour guide at 19:00 for transportation to Hanoi Train Station. Evening: Board an overnight train to Dong Hoi (Shared sleeping cabins: 2 bunk beds/cabin). The train's departure is around 21:35. Notes: Our tour guide won't accompany you during the train journey. Train schedules are subject to change. Private cabins are available upon request for an additional fee. Train rides are an integral part of the local experience. Cabins are shared with fellow local passengers (unless a private cabin is requested and paid for entirely, incurring additional fees). Restrooms are located at both ends of the carriages. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Overnight on Train
Day 7

Day 7: Dong Hoi - Phong Nha Cave - Paradise Cave - Dong Hoi

Morning: Upon arrival at Dong Hoi Train Station in the early morning, commence the journey at 8:00 to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, embarking on an exploration of its impressive caves. Relish breakfast at a local restaurant en route, then venture into the genuine wilderness of Vietnam, exploring the ancient stalactite formations that have evolved over time within the caves' ceilings. Reach Phong Nha Cave, renowned for its unique rock formations, and delight in lunch following the visit. Afternoon: At 13:30, continue your cave expedition with Paradise Cave, acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful caves and recognized as Asia's longest dry cave. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes within Paradise Cave, captivating visitors with its stunning allure. Transfer to a hotel in the town for overnight accommodation. Evening: Overnight stay in Dong Hoi Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Hoi
Day 8

Day 8: Dong Hoi - Vinh Moc - DMZ - Hue

Morning - Afternoon: At 8:00, take a car journey to Vinh Moc Tunnel (2.5 hours away). En route, make stops at various sites: Visit former US military bases and a small church that suffered from mortar attacks during the war. Explore the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), a location that witnessed intense battles during the Vietnam War. Walk along the Ben Hai River and Hien Luong Bridge, which served as the demarcation line dividing Northern and Southern Vietnam from 1954-1975. Visit war memorials, museums displaying photographs, and tributes to the conflict. Discover the Vinh Moc Tunnel on an immersive tour showcasing remnants from the war: Traverse through extensive bomb craters and combat trenches. Explore tunnels equipped with compact living spaces. Observe food and weapon storage areas, and a village school where inhabitants sought refuge. Return transportation to Hue. Evening: Overnight stay in Hue Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 9

Day 9: Hue Half-day City Tour

Morning - Afternoon: Commence exploration of the serene city of Hue at 8:00. Founded in the 17th century, it served as Vietnam’s imperial capital until Hanoi took over. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist architectural gem situated alongside the tranquil Huong River. Explore the Imperial Citadel, once home to the Nguyen Royal Family—the final dynasty in Vietnam. It mirrors the opulence and affluence of the royal lifestyle, offering insights into Vietnam's pre-modern history. Delve into the Citadel's sections, including the front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Royal Antiquities Museums. Make a stop at Dong Ba Market, the city's largest traditional trading hub. Roam among stalls, observing the daily trade of local merchants and picking up captivating souvenirs. Return to the hotel by transport. Evening: Enjoy leisure time for further exploration of Hue City. Overnight stay in Hue. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 10

Day 10: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Road transfer

Morning - Afternoon: Depart from Hue to Hoi An via shuttle bus or private car at 8:00. Make a few halts along the way, particularly at Hai Van Pass, for sightseeing and photo opportunities (Entrance fees are not covered). Evening: Utilize your free time to unwind and discover Hoi An at your leisure. Overnight stay in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 11

Day 11: My Son Half-day

Morning - Afternoon: Depart for My Son Sanctuary at 7:00 AM, a site showcasing Champa ruins nestled in the mountains of Quang Nam province (45km to the west of Hoi An town). Explore a series of temples that encapsulate the history of the Champa Kingdom. Prior to returning to Hoi An, visit the Sa Huynh Champa Culture Museum in Tra Kieu. Evening: Overnight stay in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 12

Day 12: Hoi An - Free day

Morning - Afternoon: Enjoy a leisurely day to wander and discover the town at your own pace. There are OPTIONAL tours available to explore the beauty of Hoi An: Experience Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh village: Engage in farming activities and discover the daily routines of villagers. Price from $ US79/ person Hoi An Vespa Tour: Embark on an authentic Vespa Tour to visit historical sites, tranquil countryside, and delve into the rural life of Vietnamese locals. Price from $ US110/ person Evening: Overnight stay in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 13

Day 13: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning - Afternoon: Head to Da Nang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our driver will take you to a centrally located hotel. Enjoy leisure time for relaxation post check-in at the hotel. Evening: Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14

Day 14: Half-day City Tour

Morning: Commence the half-day city tour at 8:00 with a visit to the Independence Palace, an iconic symbol of Saigonese liberation. Take a brief pause at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, both reflecting classical French colonial architecture dating back to the late 19th century. Conclude the tour with a visit to Ben Thanh Market, offering shopping opportunities for souvenirs and a glimpse into the local lifestyle. Afternoon - Evening: Return to the hotel and relish leisure time for the remainder of the day. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Morning - Afternoon: Depart at 8:00 to explore the lush Mekong Delta, known for producing half of Vietnam's agricultural yield. Revel in the fresh air and serenity of the countryside, surrounded by orchards, rice fields, and unspoiled swamplands. Delight in the Mekong's waterways, visiting fish farms and exotic fruit orchards. Following the Mekong Delta excursion, head to Can Tho for overnight accommodation. Evening: Overnight stay in Can Tho. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 16

Day 16: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Commence the day with breakfast at the hotel. Board a motorboat to explore Cai Rang, the vibrant floating market where bustling trade happens along the Mekong River. Indulge in tasting "Hu tieu," a traditional rice noodle dish popular among the locals, or savor a slice of durian, a highly favored fruit. Pause to visit the rice husking mill and stroll through the village, observing the locals' daily activities and enjoying the picturesque scenery. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afternoon - Evening: Return to Ho Chi Minh City after lunch, allowing leisure time upon arrival. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 17

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City - Free

Morning - Afternoon Embrace a leisurely day in Ho Chi Minh City, the dynamic and pulsating economic hub of the South. Uncover the charm of Ho Chi Minh City with our OPTIONAL tours: Saigon River Dinner Cruise: Embark on a romantic evening experience with a delightful dinner aboard a cruise as it sails along the Saigon River. Price from $ US31/ person Full-day Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class: Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels, delving into the unique underground life during wartime, or discover the Ho Chi Minh Agricultural Villages. Engage in hands-on farming experiences and gather organic ingredients from the garden for your cooking class. Price from $ US79/ person Evening: Leisure time for personal activities. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 18

Day 18: Departure

Morning: Following breakfast, enjoy leisure time until your transfer to the airport for your journey back home or to your next destination. This marks the conclusion of your 18-day Vietnam tour. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2079 USD 1679 USD 3star
Deluxe 2279 USD 1879 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

* 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 Grand Discovery 18 days

Vietnam Grand Discovery 18 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 – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc

If you’re an adventurous soul eager to explore Vietnam, our 18-day Vietnam Grand Discovery is your ticket to uncovering this captivating “S-shaped” country from its northern reaches to the southern tip!

From the awe-inspiring Halong Bay and the serene ethnic communities in Sapa to the vibrant scenes of Hoi An Ancient Town and the cultural richness of Hue, you’ll delve into the essence of local life. Experience the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City juxtaposed with the tranquility of Phu Quoc’s pristine beaches and emerald waters.

Join us on this expedition across Vietnam, where you’ll not only create unforgettable memories but also gain profound insights into the country’s diverse history, culture, and cuisine!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

In the morning and afternoon: Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will be waiting to accompany you to the hotel. Please note: Our driver will be stationed at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) to greet and assist you. Check-in time at the hotel is 14:00. Early check-in can be arranged with an additional charge. The remainder of the day can be dedicated to relaxation or embracing some quintessential Vietnamese experiences. Here are a few suggestions: Water Puppet Performance: A traditional showcase depicting local culture and village life. Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour: Offering a vivid glimpse into the vibrant Vietnamese village life. Meals: NA Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

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

Later in the day: Select your preferred routes and mode of transportation based on your preferences. Explore Hanoi's renowned religious landmarks, including the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda. Pass by the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a revered site that houses Ho Chi Minh's preserved body. Admire the scenic views of West Lake and visit Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda, the oldest temple in Hanoi. Evening: Around 21:00: Transfer to Hanoi train station. The train typically departs around 21:35. Note: Our guide won't accompany you on the train, and train schedules might vary. Overnight in shared sleeping compartments (Each compartment includes 2 lower & 2 upper berths). Note: Contact us if you prefer private compartments, available for an additional fee. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 3

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

In the morning: Between 5:00 - 6:00 AM: Depart from Lao Cai train station to Sapa via a shared tourist bus, about an hour's journey. Early check-in may be available upon arrival, subject to room availability (Additional charges may apply). 9:30 AM: Begin a trek to Y Linh Ho village, nestled within the picturesque Muong Hoa valley. Visit Lao Chai village, home to the Giay and Black H'Mong ethnic groups. Afternoon: Explore Ta Van Village, an enchanting and serene landscape tucked away in Sapa. Return to the hotel in Sapa and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 4

Day 4: Cat Cat - Sin Chai Village - Hanoi - Road transfer

In the morning: Check out from the hotel after having breakfast. 8:00 AM: Commence the trek to Cat Cat Village, a recent settlement of the Mong ethnic community. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch. Proceed with a walk to Sin Chai Village, inhabited by the Red Dao people and situated at the base of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Return to the main road and transfer back to Sapa town via a 3-kilometer jeep ride. Afternoon: Between 3:00 - 3:30 PM: Our driver will collect you for the return journey to the hotel in Hanoi. Enjoy the remaining day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5

Day 5: Full-day Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Tour

In the morning: Between 7:15 - 7:45 AM: Depart for Ninh Binh following breakfast at the hotel. Take a brief pause amidst vast rice fields to relish the fresh countryside air on the way to Ninh Binh. Glide along the Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc, soaking in its breathtaking scenery for approximately 2 hours aboard a small boat guided by local rowers. Return to the shore. Afternoon: Around 1:30 PM: Following lunch at a local restaurant, explore various optional activities such as fishing, interacting with locals, cycling around the town, etc. (These activities vary daily). Explore the historic Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, delving into Vietnamese history. Return to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise

In the morning: Board the boat and appreciate the splendor of Halong Bay's emerald waters. Delight in a lunch of fresh seafood served on board the vessel. Afternoon: Take part in various activities aboard the cruise, including cave visits, kayaking, swimming, and more. Later in the evening, dine on the cruise and spend the night in relaxation on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on the Cruise
Day 7

Day 7: Take Flight To Da Nang

In the morning: Embrace the early hours to witness the radiant sunrise and engage in revitalizing Tai Chi exercises. Partake in the day's planned activities as per the cruise itinerary after enjoying breakfast. Head back to the main dock and savor an early lunch during the journey. Afternoon: Arrive at the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, our team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Hoi An. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 8

Day 8: Half-day Hoi An Tour

Morning/Afternoon: At either 8:00 or 13:30: Delve into the daily lives of Hoi An's locals, embracing the town's ancient allure as you stroll through its historic streets. Visit Hoi An's architectural treasures: the Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fujian Assembly Hall. Indulge in traditional refreshments and select souvenirs to commemorate your visit. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Free Day in Hoi An

Morning/Afternoon: To capture the essence of Hoi An, select from these diverse tour options: My Son Holy Land Half-day Tour: Unveil the beauty of the ancient Cham towers, crafted 2000 years ago. Cam Thanh Village Farm Tour: Embrace the farmer's life in a rural village, engaging in traditional agricultural activities. Hoi An Vespa Tour: Ride through scenic countryside roads on a classic Vespa. Hoi An Memories Show: Witness captivating performances narrating Vietnam's historical themes and showcasing the traditional Ao Dai costumes. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue: Road Transfer

Morning/Afternoon: Depart at 8:00 or 13:30 for a transfer to Hue, journeying through Hai Van Pass. Enjoy scenic stops for photography along the way (Admission fees not covered). Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 11

Day 11: Half-day Hue City Tour

Morning: Begin at 8:00 with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, showcasing remarkable royal architecture as one of Hue's oldest pagodas. Discover the Imperial Citadel, a historic Nguyen Dynasty stronghold spanning over a century. Explore Dong Ba Market for souvenir shopping and immerse in the local way of life. Return to the hotel for leisure and relaxation. Afternoon & Evening: Free time for personal activities. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 12

Day 12: Hue - Take Flight To Ho Chi Minh - Half-day City Tour

Morning: Head to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon: Around 13:30: Explore key historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace. Experience the colonial architecture of Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office. Engage in Vietnamese culture by wandering through a local market. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13

Day 13: Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Morning/Afternoon: Depart either at 8:00 or 13:30 to immerse yourself in the serene and calm rural lifestyle of the Mekong Delta upon leaving Ho Chi Minh City. Engage in a boating adventure along the Mekong River, exploring fish farms and fruit farms. Later, you'll be transferred to Can Tho. Enjoy leisure time at the hotel for the rest of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Day 14

Day 14: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning: Commence at 8:00 to observe the local sellers' trading on the Cai Rang floating market by motorboat. Travel by a rice husking mill and explore the village for its serene scenery. Afternoon: At 13:30, return to Ninh Kieu after a satisfying lunch. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Take Flight to Phu Quoc

Morning: Following breakfast, transport will be arranged to the airport. Board a one-hour flight bound for Phu Quoc. Upon arrival, our driver will be waiting to transfer you to your reserved hotel in Phu Quoc. Enjoy relaxation for the remainder of the day post-check-in. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 16

Day 16: Free Day in Phu Quoc

Discover the breathtaking landscapes and tranquil lifestyle in Phu Quoc at your leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 17

Day 17: Free Day in Phu Quoc

Continue to relish the delightful moments in Phu Quoc. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Resort in Phu Quoc
Day 18

Day 18: Departure

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel. Head to the airport for departure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not applicable

Trip Map

PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2210 USD 1810 USD 3star
Deluxe 2410 USD 2010 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

* 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

the new vietnam

The New Vietnam – 18 Days

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What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Reunification Express – Hue – Centre Beach – Hoi An – Nha Trang – Dalat – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

This itinerary stands out as one of our most sought-after journeys, and its popularity is readily apparent. Spanning from the enchanting capital of Hanoi to the mystical limestone islands of Halong Bay and onwards through breathtaking landscapes and historic towns, it culminates in the vibrant energy of Saigon. Experience a rich tapestry of scenic and cultural diversity as we delve into the New Vietnam.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 - Hanoi Arrival

Arriving in Hanoi, you will have the opportunity to meet your tour guide and fellow travelers this evening. The gathering will be accompanied by a warm welcome, complete with refreshing drinks and an informative briefing. You will be staying at SUNWAY HOTEL for the next three nights.
Day 2

Day 2 – Hanoi

Our exploration commences with the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, where we'll explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Subsequently, we will venture to Ho Chi Minh's modest stilt house, the Museum, the Presidential Palace, and the One Pillar Pagoda. The journey continues with a visit to Hanoi's inaugural University, the Temple of Literature, established in 1070. Following a delightful lunch, we will delve into the infamous "Hanoi Hilton," the city's former central prison. Conclude your Hanoi experience with a cyclo tour through the captivating Old Quarter. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing water puppet show, a unique cultural spectacle in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3 – Halong Bay

Embarking on our journey this morning, we head eastward to Halong Bay, hailed as Vietnam's most magnificent natural marvel. The day unfolds as we cruise amidst some of the 3,000 limestone islands emerging from the sea, unveiling breathtaking caves and grottoes. Weather permitting, there is a chance to take a refreshing swim, followed by a delectable seafood lunch onboard. As the afternoon unfolds, we make our way back to Hanoi, pausing en route to visit a charming ceramic village. The evening is yours to unwind or venture out for personal exploration.
Day 4

Day 4 – Hanoi & Re-unification Express (Flight option available)

Commencing the day, we opt for a cyclo ride to delve into the charm of the Old Quarter, an ensemble of 36 historical streets, each named after the traditional goods they vend. The rest of the day is at your leisure for shopping or self-guided exploration, culminating in boarding either the train or your flight bound for Hue. Lodging for the night: For train travelers: REUNIFICATION EXPRESS For those flying: Huong Giang Hotel, Hue.
Day 5

Day 5 - Hue

Embarking on our journey this morning, we head southward to Danang. Our first pause brings us to the breathtaking Hai Van Pass, offering a glimpse of some of the most stunning landscapes in Vietnam. Following a delightful lunch, we visit the Cham Museum and then proceed to the Marble Mountains. A short drive takes us to China Beach, and we continue our journey southward to the captivating port town of Hoi An. There, we partake in a brief walking tour, navigating narrow lanes flanked by centuries-old structures bearing influences from Chinese, Japanese, French, and European architectural styles. Accommodations for the next three nights: HOI AN HOTEL
Day 6

Day 6 - Hue to Hoi An

Hue serves as the hub of Buddhism, art, and literature in Vietnam and holds the distinction of being the ultimate imperial capital. Our journey kicks off with a visit to the Citadel, once the residence of emperors and tragically scarred during the 1968 conflict. Following this, we explore the Thien Mu Pagoda before making our way back to the city via a picturesque dragon boat cruise along the Perfume River. In the afternoon, our exploration leads us to the elaborate tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, a sophisticated blend of Vietnamese and French architectural styles. As evening descends, we savor the renowned cuisine of Hue. Accommodation: HUONG GIANG HOTEL
Day 7

Day 7 - Hoi An

A leisure day to relish the charm of this picturesque town and its myriad attractions. Delve into art and handicraft galleries, opt for bespoke clothing from skilled tailors, unwind at the riverside restaurants, or venture on a brief excursion to the nearby beach. As the late afternoon approaches, there's the opportunity to embark on a serene cruise along the Thu Bon River, followed by an enjoyable cooking class at a friend's restaurant.
Day 8

Day 8 – Hoi An

This morning, we embark on a journey to the enchanting My Son, the primary Cham site in Vietnam. In the afternoon, we make our way back to Hoi An, leaving the remainder of the day entirely at your disposal.
Day 9

Day 9 – Hoi An to Qui Nhon

Journeying through the verdant landscapes of Vietnam's central coastal region, we meander along the coastline, making a stop in Quang Ngai. Here, we take a moment to visit the memorial that commemorates the tragic My Lai massacre. Our expedition carries on to the scenic Sa Huynh beach before reaching Qui Nhon in the late afternoon. Accommodations for the night: SEAGULL HOTEL
Day 10

Day 10 – Qui Nhon to Nha Trang

Continuing our journey southward along Highway One, we traverse the landscapes adorned with salt, shrimp, and fish farms, which serve as the primary industries in this region. The route offers breathtaking coastal views around Dai Lanh. Taking a moment to ride through villages, engage with the locals, and capture the surroundings through photographs, we eventually reach the beach resort town of Nha Trang in the late afternoon. Accommodations for the next two nights: YASAKA HOTEL
Day 11

Day 11 – Nha Trang

In the morning, you will be chauffeured to the port to embark on your boat, ushering in a day of leisure and pampering as you sail through the crystalline blue waters amidst the islands near Nha Trang. Opportunities for swimming and snorkeling will present themselves, followed by a sumptuous seafood lunch served on board. Return in the mid-afternoon, allowing for some free time to unwind.
Day 12

Day 12 - Nha Trang to Dalat

On this day, we ascend the picturesque Ngoan Muc Pass to reach the Central Highlands and the charming French hillside town of Dalat. Nestled amidst pine forests and adorned with French villas, Dalat serves as a quaint hill station. Accommodations for the next two nights: NOVOTEL DALAT HOTEL
Day 13

Day 13 - Dalat

While in Dalat, take in the splendid French architecture and panoramic vistas of pine-covered mountains as we explore Bao Dai's palace and meet a unique Zen Buddhist monk-artist. Our itinerary also includes a visit to the vibrant flower market, a cable car excursion to a monastery, and leisure time for cycling or strolling around the central lake.
Day 14

Day 14 - Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, our journey takes us through breathtaking mountainous landscapes, adorned with numerous coffee and tea plantations. En route, we pause at a floating fishing village on Lake Langa before reaching Vietnam's largest city in the late afternoon. Accommodations for the next four nights: REX HOTEL
Day 15

Day 15 - Ho Chi Minh City

Commence the day with a stroll through the renowned and historically significant landmarks of Saigon. Our walking tour includes visits to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Following this, we embark on a drive to Cholon, the vibrant Chinatown district. Here, we explore the expansive Binh Tay wholesale market and the elaborate Thien Hau Temple. The remainder of the afternoon is at your disposal for additional exploration of the city.
Day 16

Day 16 - Cu Chi

In the morning, we explore the renowned Vietcong tunnels at Cu Chi. This remarkable underground network, spanning almost 250 km, provided refuge for more than 16,000 communist guerrillas during the war. Following the exploration, enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Saigon by early afternoon, allowing for some leisure time.
Day 17

Day 17 – Mekong Delta

Embark on a journey to the "rice bowl" of Vietnam, the luxuriant Mekong Delta. Two hours south of Saigon, we reach My Tho and embark on a longboat to explore some of the islands in the delta. Navigating through intricate, palm-fringed waterways on a sampan, we visit tropical fruit orchards and immerse ourselves in local hospitality before returning to Saigon. In the evening, gather with the group for a farewell dinner.
Day 18

Day 18 - Depart Ho Chi Minh City

You will be provided transportation to the airport for your next flight.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2222 USD 1822 USD 3star
Deluxe 2422 USD 2022 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

Responsible Travel

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