Majestic Vietnam with Beach Relaxation 17 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

17 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 – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Phan Thiet

If you’re seeking a chance to escape the intense summer heat or break away from the urban hustle and bustle, consider dedicating time to experience a 17-day beach retreat in Vietnam! This exclusive journey not only introduces you to some of the planet’s most enchanting beaches but also unveils the splendor of daily life across Vietnam. Crafted for couples yearning for an adventurous escape into nature or seniors seeking a stress-free travel experience, this private excursion promises a unique blend of relaxation and exploration.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Greetings in Hanoi, the captivating capital of Vietnam! Morning Our tour guide will warmly welcome you and facilitate your direct transfer to the designated hotel in Hanoi. NOTE: Check-in is scheduled for 2:00 pm. Should you desire an early check-in, feel free to reach out to our travel consultant; however, please be aware that an additional charge will apply. Afternoon Enjoy your leisure time in Hanoi, and we recommend immersing yourself in traditional shows like the Water Puppet Show or My Village performance. Alternatively, consider participating in half-day tours, such as: Option 1: Hanoi Cooking Class - Delve into the secrets of crafting simple yet flavorful Vietnamese recipes and relish the delightful results. Option 2: Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike - Embark on a distinctive adventure through Hanoi's concealed alleys, savoring the acclaimed local street food. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Please make your way to Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) upon arrival and contact us promptly if our representatives are not immediately visible at the airport.
Day 2

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

Morning Indulge in a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Take a leisurely stroll or explore the surroundings at your own pace. Afternoon Commencing at 13:30, embark on a half-day city tour led by our knowledgeable guide. NOTE: The tour routes can be customized to align with your preferences. Explore the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh, including his unassuming stilt house. NOTE: Sightseeing at these locations is limited to external views; closed on Mondays and Fridays, and from June to August. Continue your journey with a visit to the scenic West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda dating back to the sixth century. Delight in an authentic Vietnamese meal at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel near the railway station for a refreshing bath. Night Train to Lao Cai Train Station Meet with your tour guide at the Hanoi hotel around 21:00. Transfer to the Hanoi train station. Board the overnight train to Lao Cai, sharing sleeping compartments. NOTE: The train typically departs around 21:35. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on the train Please note that the 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 fee. - Embrace the communal experience during train journeys, as cabins are shared with local passengers. If privacy is preferred, private cabins can be booked with supplementary charges. - Restrooms are available at either end of the carriages, contributing to the authentic local experience.
Day 3

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Morning Lao Cai train station will be reached at approximately 5:30. Transfer to Sapa via a shared bus. NOTE: The journey takes about 1 hour. An early check-in can be arranged with a small additional fee. Around 9:30: Commence the trekking adventure. Join the tour guide at the hotel and embark on a trek to Y Dinh Ho village, situated along the Muong Hoa river. From there, continue the trek to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Proceed to Ta Van village, home to the Zay people. Our vehicle will transport you back to Sapa afterwards. Afternoon Enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day and spend the night at Sapa Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Activities: - Trekking tour Engage with the local community Take in the scenic sights
Day 4

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

Morning Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out. Embark on a 3 km trek southwest of Sapa to Cat Cat village, home to the Black Hmong community. Explore the village on foot, marvel at the captivating waterfall, and discover the remnants of a hydroelectric power station built by the French during Vietnam's colonial era. Indulge in a delightful picnic lunch by the riverside. Continue the journey with a 3 km trek to Sin Chai Village, nestled at the base of Fansipan Mountain. During the trek, relish the breathtaking landscapes of the mountainous terrain. Return to the main road and board a jeep for a 3 km journey back to Sapa town. Afternoon Enjoy free time at the hotel until the designated limousine arrives to transport you back to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Activities: - Trekking tour Scenic exploration Picnic
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Morning Following breakfast, embark on a journey to Halong Bay, recognized as one of the world's seven natural wonders. Upon reaching the boat, the crew warmly welcomes you, and you proceed to check-in for the cruise. Afternoon Indulge in a delectable seafood lunch served on board as the boat gracefully cruises along the bay. Engage in various activities on the boat to marvel at the bay's beauty. Explore a cave, partake in kayaking, or relish a refreshing swim in the sea. NOTE: The scheduled activities may vary depending on the specific itinerary of each cruise. Return to the boat for relaxation and dining. Overnight stay on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise Activities: - Halong Bay Cruise Swimming Kayaking Scenic exploration
Day 6

Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Da Nang

Morning Rise early to partake in a Tai-chi class or simply marvel at the breathtaking sunrise over the bay. Following breakfast, the cruise will guide you through the exploration of the captivating caves in Halong Bay. Enjoy an early lunch on board. Return to the main dock for transportation to the airport. Catch a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to the Hoi An hotel for check-in and relaxation for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Tai-chi class Cave exploration Transfer to Hoi An
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An – Tra Que Village - Cycling tour

Morning Following breakfast, proceed to the bicycle shop to select a bicycle at 8:00. Cycle to Tra Que Village, exploring the lush vegetable gardens. Collaborate with local farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the nearby lake. Engage in various agricultural activities, including raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking vegetables, and participating in gardening tasks. Take a break and then join your host family to prepare lunch. Afternoon At 13:30, cycle to the home of a skilled craftsman, who will provide a brief introduction about the history, shape, and color of lanterns, along with the steps involved in making them. Craft your own lantern and retain it as a memorable souvenir. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An Activities: - Cycling excursion Agricultural experiences Lantern crafting
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An - Free day

Morning Today, you have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace, or you may opt to participate in one of our available tours below: Option 1: Explore My Son Holy Land (Half-day) - Join this tour to witness the ancient cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples in central Vietnam. Option 2: Experience Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh Village - Interact with amiable Vietnamese locals and observe a typical day on a rice farm. Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour - Hop on our modern Vespa and journey to the most captivating corners of Hoi An town. This tour promises exceptional experiences and delectable cuisine. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An - Hue Road Transfer

Morning Board a shuttle bus from Hoi An to Hue, passing through the scenic Cloudy Pass. NOTE: The bus may make stops at various points along the route for sightseeing and photo opportunities. (Admission fees are not included.) Afternoon Arrive at your hotel, complete the check-in process, and take some time to relax. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: - Transportation to Hue
Day 10

Day 10: Half day Hue City tour

Morning Engage in a half-day city exploration to uncover the allure of Hue, a significant hub of Vietnamese culture, housing numerous national treasures such as a complex of temples, pagodas, tombs, and monuments. Commence the journey with a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, a renowned Buddhist site situated along the picturesque Perfume River. Proceed to the Imperial Citadel, dedicating a few hours to explore the front gate, the Flag Tower, The King’s Palace, and the Museums of Royal Antiquities. Conclude the tour with a stop at Dong Ba Market, the largest traditional trading market in Hue City. The tour concludes at your hotel. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hue Activities: - Explore historic landmarks Sightseeing
Day 11

Day 11: Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh - Half day City tour

Morning Proceed to Phu Bai airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, our dedicated driver will be present to facilitate your transfer to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon Join the sightseeing expedition at 13:30, encompassing visits to the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Post Office. Conclude the tour with a visit to a local market, offering insights into daily life and an opportunity to haggle for souvenirs. Return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh Activities: - Explore historical landmarks Sightseeing
Day 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Can Tho

Morning Embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta, gaining insights into the lifestyle of the southern urban center. Witness the intricate network of rivers and canals, observing the predominant use of river transport over roads. Upon reaching the delta, breathe in the fresh air and submerge yourself in the serenity of the countryside. Delve into the exploration of fish farms, exotic fruit plantations, orchards, rice paddies, and the swamplands characteristic of the Mekong Delta. Proceed to Can Tho for an overnight stay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho Activities: - Visit local workshops Explore the Mekong Delta
Day 13

Day 13: Cai Rang Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Morning Commence the day at 8:00 by boarding a motorboat for a visit to the vibrant Cai Rang floating market. Witness the bustling trading activities on the Mekong River. Indulge in the flavors of a bowl of "hu tieu," the traditional rice noodles of the Mekong Delta, or sample a small piece of durian. Cruise past the rice husking mill and take a leisurely stroll around the village. Absorb the picturesque scenery and observe the daily routines of the locals. Enjoy lunch in Can Tho. Afternoon Disembark at Ninh Kieu and return to Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City Activities: - Motorboat excursion Scenic exploration
Day 14

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet - Road transfer

Morning Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30, proceed to the bus office for boarding the shuttle bus bound for Mui Ne. Arrive in Mui Ne at 13:30. Complete the hotel check-in process. Utilize your leisure time to unwind on the beach for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Thiet For private tours, a private car transfer will be arranged.
Day 15

Day 15: Phan Thiet - Freeday

Morning Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. Dedicate the entire day to savoring the beach and unwinding. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Thiet
Day 16

Day 16: Phan Thiet - Freeday

Morning Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Indulge in a day of complete relaxation and beach enjoyment. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Phan Thiet
Day 17

Day 17: Phan Thiet - Road transfer to Ho Chi Minh City - Departure

Afternoon The shuttle bus will pick you up directly from your hotel in Mui Ne and transport you back to Ho Chi Minh City, dropping you off at the airport for your return flight home. Pick-up time at the Mui Ne hotel: 13:30 - 14:00 Estimated arrival time at the Ho Chi Minh City airport: 19:00 Optional: An additional night's stay in Ho Chi Minh City can be arranged, with departure scheduled for the following day. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable Please be advised to schedule your departure flight after 21:30 (for international flights) and 20:30 (for domestic flights).

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2042 USD 1642 USD 3star
Deluxe 2242 USD 1842 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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