Best of Vietnam 15 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

15 days

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Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

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

Summary

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

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

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

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

Day 2: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

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

Day 3: Mai Chau - Trekking/Biking to Village

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

Day 4: Back to Hanoi

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

Day 5: Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

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

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

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

Day 7: Flight to Da Nang

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

Day 8: Hoi An Ancient Town

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

Day 9: Free at Leisure in Hoi An

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

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue road transfer

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

Day 11: Half-day Hue City tour

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

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

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

Day 13: Full day Discover Mekong Delta

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

Day 14: Free at leisure in Ho Chi Minh

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

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City Departure

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

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1629 USD 1229 USD 3star
Deluxe 1829 USD 1429 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

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