Explore Vietnam

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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Maximum Seats

6

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Cat Ba Island, Hue, Hoi An, Phan Rang, Ho Chi Minh City

Commence your journey in Hanoi and conclude in Ho Chi Minh City! Immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture with the 11-day tour package, Explore Vietnam, which will guide you through Hanoi and five other captivating destinations in the country. This tour encompasses hotel accommodations, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Chào bạn! Welcome to Vietnam. Your journey kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today. If you arrive ahead of schedule, feel free to spend the day at your own pace, exploring the Old Quarter and marveling at the city's French-colonial architecture and well-kept parks, or savoring some local street food. Alternatively, you might want to consider reserving the Hanoi Highlights Urban Adventure, where an experienced local guide will lead you through the city's attractions, including the Temple of Literature, the Hoa Lo Prison museum, and Hoan Kiem Lake. Visit urbanadventures.com/destination/hanoi-tours for more details. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 2

Day 2: Cat Ba Island

An early rise is essential for maximizing your day. Catch a 7:30 am bus ride and ferry transfer to the rugged karsts and secluded beaches of Cat Ba Island, reaching your destination before noon – there will be a brief stop for a stretch on the way. As the largest among the islands in the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, Cat Ba offers a delightful setting for exploring the limestone cliffs and the turquoise waters that characterize this region. Familiarize yourself with this breathtaking locale by embarking on an afternoon cruise around the bay, relishing lunch aboard as you glide past the karsts adorned with lush, emerald-green foliage. Later, get closer to the water and embark on a kayaking adventure, perhaps pausing at one of Cat Ba's numerous beaches for a refreshing swim. Spend the night on Cat Ba Island and savor the sunset with a chilled beer. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight Train

A prompt start is essential for making the most of your day. Depart on a bus at 7:30 am and embark on a ferry transfer to the dramatic karsts and secluded beaches of Cat Ba Island, arriving before noon – a brief stop for a leg stretch is scheduled along the way. As the most expansive among the islands within the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, the enchanting Cat Ba serves as your home base for discovering the limestone cliffs and the turquoise waters that characterize this region. Familiarize yourself with this breathtaking location through an afternoon cruise around the bay, relishing lunch on the boat as you drift past the karsts adorned in vibrant, emerald-green foliage. Later, get up close to the water and venture out on a kayak, perhaps taking a pause at one of Cat Ba's numerous beaches for a refreshing swim. Spend the night on Cat Ba Island and savor the sunset with a chilled beverage. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 4

Day 4: Hue

Being the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue safeguards the riches of the nation's royal history and presents a fascinating blend of lively streets and serene settings. Brimming with historical landmarks, Hue is strategically situated to venture into the neighboring countryside, boasting breathtaking landscapes, charming villages, and the tranquil Tam Giang Lagoon. The vibrant Dong Ba Market showcases an array of goods and culinary delights to explore and savor. It serves as an excellent venue to taste some of the delicacies that once adorned the banquet tables of the Nguyen emperors, such as the banh khoai – a regal rice cake. You have a leisure day for exploration, where you can dedicate time to wander through Hue's expansive walled citadel and the Forbidden Purple Palace it encloses. Consider hopping aboard a dragon boat for a scenic cruise up the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda or cycling to one of the Royal tombs like the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Alternatively, embark on an optional motorcycle tour to discover the highlights of Hue and its surrounding villages. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 5

Day 5: Hoi An

Proceed with your journey and head to the town of Hoi An, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, your guide will lead you on an introductory stroll around the town. Established as a significant trading port with the West since the 17th century, Hoi An displays diverse architectural influences from Europe, China, and Vietnam. Today, ongoing restoration efforts have preserved its appearance, mirroring the city's state over a century ago. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to partake in optional activities or immerse yourself in the town's ambiance. Consider exploring Hoi An Market and the street stalls showcasing paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns, and more. The town is renowned for its skillful tailors who can craft exquisite items to order within 24 hours, so be sure to explore this aspect! Accommodation: Hotel
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An

Take advantage of a day at your leisure to delve deeper into the charms of Hoi An. Consider embarking on a cruise along the Thu Bon River or uncover the culinary secrets of preparing delectable Vietnamese dishes. Explore prominent art galleries or leisurely stroll through the meticulously restored Chinese shop houses. Another option is to embark on a cycling adventure through the surrounding countryside – a wonderfully tranquil way to escape the usual paths and experience rural Vietnam up close. Your guide will be available to recommend activities to ensure you make the most of your time. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An – Overnight Train

Seize the opportunity of another day at leisure in Hoi An. Consider engaging in activities that you may have missed in the previous days, or retrieve your newly tailored garments from the local tailors. Additionally, the nearby Cua Dai Beach provides a serene setting to relax before continuing your journey. In the evening, board another overnight train headed for Phan Rang. It's advisable to have some snacks and a book at your disposal for the journey. Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 8

Day 8: Phan Rang

Reach Phan Rang early this morning for a delightful two-day escape by the beach. Boasting possibly the finest weather in Vietnam, Phan Rang is a tranquil coastal city where activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and savoring fresh seafood take precedence. During your stay, be sure to try local delicacies like banh can and banh xeo – pancakes crafted with a delectable combination of egg, squid, shrimp, and vegetables. Simply delicious! Accommodation: Hotel
Day 9

Day 9: Phan Rang - Overnight Train

Enjoy an additional day of relaxation in the wonderful Phan Rang. You may opt to feel the soft sand beneath your feet and soak up the sun on the beach. Alternatively, take a short ride to Dinh Cape – a location renowned for its picturesque bays and expansive sandy shores. If relaxation is your goal, inquire with your guide about the best places to experience a soothing massage. Remember, your overnight train journey awaits in the evening, so make the most of your time outdoors and relish all that Phan Rang has to offer, both in terms of sightseeing and culinary delights! The overnight train journey tonight will span approximately 7 hours, delivering you directly to the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City. Accommodation: Overnight sleeper train
Day 10

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City early this morning and proceed to your hotel for check-in. Today, you'll have ample free time to explore the largest city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City exudes a vibrant atmosphere with distinct French influences. During your leisure time, it's recommended to visit notable landmarks such as the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Explore the historic Dong Khoi Street, as well as the bustling markets of Ben Thanh and Cholon (Chinatown). Ho Chi Minh City boasts a unique culinary style compared to its northern counterpart, Hanoi. Take the opportunity to dine at restaurants and savor street food with your fellow travelers. Your group leader, with their local expertise, can guide you to delightful dining spots suitable for any budget. Accommodation: Hotel
Day 11

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

With no scheduled activities for today, you are free to check out at your convenience, keeping in mind the hotel's standard check-out times. Given the limited time spent in Ho Chi Minh City on this tour, why not extend your stay by a few extra days to fully explore the city? Consider a day trip to the renowned Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can explore the intricate underground network that played a crucial role for locals during the Vietnam War. Consult your group leader for further suggestions or consider booking an Urban Adventure at urbanadventures.com/destination/ho-chi-minh-city-tours. If you wish to prolong your stay in Ho Chi Minh City, we can assist you in arranging additional accommodation (subject to availability).

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1190 USD 790 USD 3star
Deluxe 1390USD 990 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

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

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

Children Policy

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

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