Vietnam Explorer

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Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Embark on an enriching journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi! The Vietnam Explorer is a comprehensive 17-day tour package, guiding you through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and 7 other captivating destinations in the country. This immersive experience encompasses accommodation, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, delicious meals, seamless transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to the first day of your journey! Arrive at your convenience as today is designated as the arrival day. Our dedicated drivers will be at the airport, ready to pick you up and transport you to the hotel. Your group leader will be there to greet you upon arrival. Anticipate an evening filled with excitement as you meet and dine with your fellow travelers over dinner and drinks.
Day 2

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City/Mui Ne

Explore your unfamiliar environment today and immerse yourself in the local culture and history by embarking on a walking tour of the city. Afterwards, pay a visit to the National War Museum to gain insights into the historical significance of the region. As night falls, we will journey northward to reach our initial coastal destination, Mui Ne.Mode of Transportation:Utilization of Local Bus Incorporated Activities:Exploration of the War Museum in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3

Day 3: Mui Ne

Enjoy a leisurely morning, and gear up for an enjoyable afternoon of sandboarding down the Mui Ne dunes and strolling along the enchanting Fairy Stream. The day will culminate with a group dinner and an entertaining night out!Incorporated Activity:Excursion to the Fairy Stream
Day 4

Day 4: Mui Ne/Nha Trang

Take advantage of a leisurely morning or dedicate your time to relaxation by the pool and discovering the charm of the town. As the afternoon approaches, we will embark on a bus journey to the vibrant city of Nha Trang. Spend the evening exploring the local markets or savoring a delightful dinner and drinks with a picturesque beach view.Mode of Transportation:Utilization of a Local Bus
Day 5

Day 5: Nha Trang/Ninhvana (1B)

Departing from Nha Trang in the early morning, we'll enjoy a light breakfast before boarding our shuttle bus for a two-night stay in the haven of Ninhvana. This extraordinary destination is a haven for backpackers, offering a plethora of activities for you to indulge in. Whether it's paddleboarding, kayaking, bike tours, guided trekking, or yoga classes, the choice is yours. The facilities are equally enticing, featuring two swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, an outdoor cinema, and a basketball court. It's the ultimate retreat.Included Meals:Breakfast
Day 6

Day 6: Ninhvana (1B)

This incredible location is a haven for backpackers. The way you choose to spend your time is entirely at your discretion. Options abound, ranging from paddleboarding, kayaking, and bike tours to guided trekking and yoga classes. The amenities further enhance the experience, boasting two swimming pools, beach volleyball courts, an outdoor cinema, and a basketball court. It truly is the ideal retreat.Included Meals:Breakfast
Day 7

Day 7: Ninhvana/Hoi An (1B)

Indulge in a relaxed morning and take full advantage of the offerings in this enchanting location. In the late afternoon, we will return to Nha Trang, reaching there just in time for our night bus journey to Hoi An. You should feel rejuvenated and eager for the upcoming phase of our adventure after your stay at Ninhvana.Included Meals:Breakfast Mode of Transportation:Utilization of a Local Bus
Day 8

Day 8: Hoi An (1B)

Upon our early morning arrival in Hoi An, we'll check in at the hotel, drop off our bags, and savor a complimentary breakfast. While our rooms are being prepared, we'll participate in a traditional Hoi An lantern-making class, acquiring the skills to craft our own miniature lanterns. The afternoon is at your leisure, providing an opportunity to unwind after a lengthy journey or explore the town's bustling markets and tailor shops.Included Meals:Breakfast Incorporated Activity:Lantern Making Class
Day 9

Day 9: Hoi An (1B, 1L)

Commence the day with a cycling expedition around the ancient town of Hoi An, followed by a delightful lunch at a local family's residence. In the afternoon, engage in crab fishing alongside the locals, navigating the expansive 7-hectare water coconut woods in traditional bamboo basket boats. The late afternoon is yours to unwind or wander through the lantern-lit streets.Included Meals:Breakfast Lunch Incorporated Activity:Excursion on Bamboo Basket Boats
Day 10

Day 10: Hai Van Pass (1B, 1L)

Embark on a day brimming with excitement as we depart from Hoi An in open-top Jeeps, conquering the renowned Hai Van Pass, famously featured as the 'Top Gear Experience' and an ideal route to reach Hue. Take a break for a delightful lunch (provided) and relish a refreshing swim in the sea before resuming our journey. Upon reaching Hue, we'll check in at our new hotel and venture into the town for an evening of dinner and drinks.Included Meals:Breakfast Lunch Mode of Transportation:4x4 Incorporated Activity:"Top Gear Experience" Hai Van Pass
Day 11

Day 11: Huế/Phong Nha (1L)

Today, we delve into the rich history of the imperial city of Hue. Our journey begins at the Royal Palace, where we absorb the historical tales of the nation's former capital. Following this, we participate in a local cooking school to master the art of crafting traditional Vietnamese dishes. Once satiated with delectable cuisine, we board a bus bound for the quaint town of Phong Nha, arriving in the early evening, perfectly timed for a relaxing drink at one of the local bars.Included Meal:Lunch Mode of Transportation:Private Vehicle Incorporated Activity:Imperial City Tour
Day 12

Day 12: Phong Nha National Park (1L)

Paradise Cave, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for its distinction as one of the world's longest cave systems, spanning an impressive 31 km. Our day is dedicated to the exploration of these caves and a bit of ziplining, all nestled within the scenic Phong Nha National Park. As night falls, we board an overnight bus destined for Hanoi.Included Meal:Lunch Mode of Transportation:Overnight Bus Incorporated Activity:Ziplining
Day 13

Day 13: Hanoi

Upon our early morning arrival in Hanoi, we proceed directly to our hotel for check-in. While the rooms are being readied, we venture to a local café to immerse ourselves in the process of creating traditional egg coffee, a renowned dessert in Hanoi. In the early afternoon, we embark on a visit to the iconic Hanoi Train Street, leaving the remainder of the afternoon at your disposal to unwind or independently explore the city.Incorporated Activity:Train Street Visit
Day 14

Day 14: Hanoi/Ha Long Bay (1L, 1D)

Departing early via a combination of bus and boat, we set course for the renowned Castaway Island in Ha Long Bay. After settling into our beachside lodgings, we savor lunch with a breathtaking view, followed by an afternoon filled with watersports and an evening of lively beach festivities.Included Meals:Lunch Dinner Mode of Transportation:Private Vehicle Boat Incorporated Activity:Castaway Water Sports
Day 15

Day 15: Ha Long Bay (1B, 1L, 1D)

Dedicate an entire day to sailing on a classic junk boat through the stunning landscape of Ha Long Bay. Throughout the journey, we make stops to engage in kayaking through historic caves and a series of lagoons, keeping an eye out for monkeys. In the afternoon, we unwind on the boat with numerous swim breaks.Included Meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner Incorporated Activity:Castaway Kayaking
Day 16

Day 16: Ha Long Bay/Hanoi (1B, 1L)

Following a series of lively evenings on our exclusive island, we indulge in a leisurely morning before savoring our final beachfront lunch. Subsequently, we commence our journey back to Hanoi, where we check into our lodgings for our last night together as a group.Included Meals:Breakfast Lunch Mode of Transportation:Private Vehicle Boat
Day 17

Day 17: Hanoi

The moment has arrived to bid farewell as each individual embarks on their distinct journey. Whether you're continuing your exploration around Southeast Asia or heading to the airport for the journey back home, your Group Leader will assist in ensuring a smooth transition to your next destination.


OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard1648 USD1248 USD3star
Deluxe1848 USD1448 USD4star

* 17 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
* Boat trips as specified.

  • 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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