Luxurious Beauty of Vietnam 18 days

Departure Date

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Duration

18 days

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Maximum Seats

8

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 – 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

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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

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